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  • n. Plural form of drachma.


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  • [22] This sum of twelve millions of drachmae, which is equal to three millions of shekels, i.e. at 2s. 10d. a shekel, equal to four hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds sterling, was Agrippa the Great's yearly income, or about three quarters of his grandfather Herod's income; he having abated the tax upon houses at Jerusalem, ch.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • But the next time you go to Europe, don't be surprised if you see the drachmae and the lira back again with a new lease on life.

    Jeffrey Rubin: No Way to Hold Eurozone Together

  • Pompey had laid out open chests on glistening display that morning which contained seventy-five million silver drachmae: more than the annual tax revenue of the entire Roman world.


  • Trumpeters, lyre players, and flutists, as well as comic and tragic actors, received 3,000 drachmae.

    The Augustan Games of Naples

  • Contestants were given an allowance of 1 drachma per day beginning 30 days before the competition, which was raised to 2 � drachmae for boys and 3 for men in the days just before the games.

    The Augustan Games of Naples

  • When the news reached the Corinthians that Epidamnus was besieged, they equipped an army and proclaimed that a colony was to be sent thither; all who wished might go and enjoy equal rights of citizenship; but any one who was unwilling to sail at once might remain at Corinth, and, if he made a deposit of fifty Corinthian drachmae, might still have a share in the colony. 28

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • A small Chian coin of which the exact value is unknown: if it amounted to 1/40th of the gold stater (20 drachmae) it would be worth 3 obols, 4d.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Plus proficiet gutta mea, quam tot eorum drachmae et unciae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Harpocr. s.v., it was 12 drachmae per annum for a male and 6 drachmae for a female.

    Ways and Means

  • Attic talent = sixty minae = six thousand drachmae = 243 pounds 15 shillings of our money.



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