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Headword: *(rwmai/wn po/lis
Adler number: rho,247
Translated headword: Romans' city
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that the Romans' city, with no experience of sending out armies abroad,[1] conducted a census of its citizen-body and discovered their numbers to be not far short of three hundred thousand -- and this when it was worn down by continuous wars and had not yet benefited from a long and secure peace.
Greek Original:
*(rwmai/wn po/lis: o(/ti h( *(rwmai/wn po/lis a)pei/ratos u(perori/wn e)kstrateiw=n tugxa/nousa, e)ce/tasin tou= plh/qous poihsame/nh kate/maqe to\n a)riqmo\n tw=n politw=n ou) polu\ tria/konta muria/dwn a)poleipo/menon, kai\ tau=ta sunexe/si tribome/nh pole/mois, ou)depw/pote de\ makra=s kai\ bebai/as ei)rh/nhs a)polelaukui=a.
cf. Eutropius, Breviarium 2.18, with an exact figure of 292,334 (text uncertain; the epitome of Livy has 292,234) and the date 477 AUC (= 276 BCE), which should be 264/3. See F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, i (Oxford 1957) 202-203.
[1] cf. upsilon 340 (end).
Keywords: chronology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2003@05:13:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2004@01:04:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 April 2004@08:22:41.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 10 August 2011@08:44:51.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 10 August 2011@08:55:50.
David Whitehead on 29 October 2013@10:57:46.


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