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Unformatted text preview: “... bruised beans two modii*, chickens twenty, a hundred apples, if you can find nice ones, a hundred or two hundred eggs, if they are for sale there at a fair price. . .. 8 sextarii of fish-sauce . .. a modius* of olives . ..” “Century of Ucenius: overcoats, denarii 13+ …pepper, denarii 2…towel, denarii 2 …” “….for the festival….wine, modius* 1, sextarii 12….” Now answer these questions: 1. How many chickens? (letter 1) 2. How many litres* of “bruised beans”? (letter 1) 3. How much is an overcoat? How much is pepper? How much is a towel? 4. How much does a modius* of wine cost? • one modius = about 8 litres. The plural is modii (not modiuses!) Images taken from http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/index.shtml Copyright British Museum...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
- Winter '08