The Roman Army A to Z: mensor

mensor (m. pl. mensores)

Surveyor, responsible for laying out fortifications. Dig. 50.6.7; Veg., DRM 2.7; CIL VIII, 3028; m. agrarii: probably responsible for laying out territorium (CIL VI, 3606) and perhaps to be equated with the agrimensor of Amm. 19.11.8; m. frumenti (numeris): Possibly responsible for measuring out grain (CIL X, 130; XIII, 7007). See also metator. [Goldsworthy 2003]

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