The return of acres in the district of Leontini is thirty thousand. This amounts to
ninety thousand medimni of wheat that is to say, to
five hundred and forty thousand modii of wheat. Deduct
two hundred and sixteen thousand modii of wheat, being
what the tenths were sold for, and there remain three hundred and twenty-four
thousand modii of wheat; add to the sum total of five
hundred and forty thousand modii three fiftieths, that
is to say, thirty-two thousand four hundred modii of
wheat, (for three fiftieths besides were exacted from every one;) this now amounts
to three hundred and fifty-six thousand four hundred modii of wheat. But I said that four hundred thousand sesterces of profit had been made. For I do not include in
this calculation those who were not allowed to compound at three medimni an acre. But that by this present calculation I may make out
the sum which I promised to do, many were compelled besides to pay two sesterces, and many even five, with each medimnus, and those who had to pay least paid a sesterce with every
medimnus. To take the least of these sums, as we
calculated there were ninety thousand medimni, we must
add to that, according to this new and infamous example here given, ninety thousand
sesterces.