Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a fortified place or village in a rural district, within which the population of the surrounding territory took refuge in the event of any threatened attack. Every pagus had its own magistrates, who kept a register of persons and property, collected the taxes, and performed other necessary acts of local administration.
- n. In early Teut. hist., a division of the people or of the territory larger than a vicus or village. In early England it seems to have been equivalent to a hundred or wapentake (a division or subdivision of a county).
“The pagus is the earliest Italian administrative unit of which we know anything; a territory, of which the essential feature was the boundary, not any central point within the boundary.”
“The sleazy debtor had shot him—the pagus must have connections with somebody else, if he had a phaser—he was beset by treachery—”
“The pagus spoke briefly to his monarch, then gestured for the two humans to approach the throne.”
“Vexin -- literally the land dedicated to Vulcan _ (pagus Vulcanis) _”
“Me quotiens reficit gelidus Digentia rivus, quem Mandela bibit, rugosus frigore pagus.”
“The existence of a pagus and a civitas explains why there were two bishops, Saturninus an Honoratus, who assisted at the Council of Carthage in 256.”
“Under Marcus Aurelius it included a pagus and a civitas; Septimius Severus erected it into the municipium,”
“A pagus under Claudius I, Thugga was dependent on the”
“According to the legend he was put to death, together with a companion Nicasius, in the pagus”
“It was divided into pagi, each pagus being apparently a jurisdictional limit, probably meeting in a court over which a princeps, elected by the folk moot, presided, but in which the causes were decided by a body of freemen usually numbering about a hundred.”
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