the principal dry measure of the Romans, was
equal to one-third of the amphora (Volusius Maecianus, Festus, Priscian, ap.
Wurm, § 67), and was therefore equal to nearly two gallons English.
It contained 16 sextarii,
and 192 cyathi.
Compared with the Greek dry measure, it was 1-6th of
the MEDIMNus . Its contents weighed, according to Pliny, 20
pounds of Gallic wheat, which was the
lightest known at Rome. Farmers made use of vessels holding 3 and 10 modii
). As a land-measure the
third part of the jugerum was called σπόριμος
symbol in Latin MSS. is Μ
, in Greek Μ
. (Hultsch, Metr. Script.