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Urna
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[German version]

Roman fluid measure  (Measures of volume); corresponding to half an amphora [2] and hence 4 congii or 24 sextarii. In modern terms approximately 13·1 litres. As an expression of quantity the u. often appears in the context of viticulture (Colum. 3,3,2; 3,3,10; 3,9,2 f.).

Sextarius (with table)

Bibliography

F. Hultsch, Griechische und römische Metrologie, 21882, 116 ff.

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Schulzki, Heinz-Joachim (Mannheim), “Urna”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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