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Horreum

ὡρεῖον, σιτοφυλακεῖον, ἀποθήκη).


1.

A granary, especially at Rome a public granary, in which grain was stored at the expense of the State for distribution to the people. (See Frumentariae Leges.)


2.

A warehouse or storehouse where anything might be deposited for safe-keeping. These were common at Rome under the Empire, and were used for the storage of securities, money, goods, etc. (Cod. iv. 24, 9; Dig. i. 15, 3). Keepers of horrea in either sense of the word were called horrearii or vilici ex horreis.

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