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 p26  Aes Uxorium

Unsigned article on pp26‑27 of

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

AES UXO′RIUM, a tax paid by men who reached old age without having married. It was first imposed by the censors, M. Furius Camillus and M. Postumius, in B.C. 403, but we do not  p27 know whether it continued to be levied afterwards (Festus, s.v.; Val. Max. II.9 §1; Plut. Camill. 2). [Julia et Papia Poppaea.]

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