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ANNO´NA is used to signify, 1, the produce of the year in corn, fruit,,wine, &c.: hence, 2, [p. 1.125]provisions in general, especially the corn which, in the latter years of the republic, was collected in the storehouses of the state or in private granaries for the provisioning of Rome; 3, the price at which such corn was sold (e. g. Liv. 2.34, 4.12); 4, a tax in kind, usually one-tenth, levied in the provinces, even under the republic (Cic. in Rull. 2.2. 9; Leg. Manil. 6; pro Flacco 8; in Verr. 3.6, 7), and under the empire applied for provisioning the army; 5, the corn so distributed among the soldiers. [CONGIARIUM; FRUMENTATIO; PRAEFECTUS ANNONAE.]


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    • Cicero, On the Agrarian Law, 2.2.9
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 2, 34
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 12
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