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p387 Decumae

Article by Robert Whiston, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
on p387 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

DE′CUMAE (sc. partes), the tithes paid to the state by the occupiers of the ager publicus [Ager Publicus]: hence the Publicani are also called Decumani from their farming these tithes. [Publicani].

The remainder of the article, the bulk of it, is about the tithe system in ancient Greece.


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