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Roman Area Measurements

Unit

Roman Equivelant

Description

Modern

Centuria (centuriae)

100 heredia

Roughly measured as the area taken up by a single century of Roman legionaries.

124 acres or 506 sq. km

Heredium (heredia)

2 iugera

28,800 sq. Roman feet.

1.24 acres or 5,060 sq. meters

Iugerium (iugera)

2 actus quadrans

Approximately 3000 square yards. This was roughly the area of land a pair of oxen could plough in a day.

5/8 acre or 2,530 sq. meters

Actus Quadrans

1/2 iugera

Translated as 'square driving'. Roughly 14,400 sq. Roman feet.

.312 acres or .126 hectares



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