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  • Vast ranches called latifundia which ran on slave labor had come into being, thus depriving free men of employment.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • There were festering resentments against Roman landlords — the rich men who lived in Rome and farmed vast tracts called latifundia using only slave labor.

    The Grass Crown

  • The Agrarian Reform contains the Agrarian Law from the Sierra, but goes further and takes land from the "latifundia" to give it to the peasants.


  • I can read everywhere signs speaking about Agrarian Reform, about the Destruction of "latifundia" about technical assistance, about comfortable houses for the peasants.


  • Drawn without respect of rank, as well as of sex and age, from every nation under heaven by an organized slave-trade, to which our late African one was but a tiny streamlet compared with a mighty river; a slave-trade which once bought 10,000 human beings in Delos in a single day; the 'servorum nationes' were the only tillers of the soil, of those 'latifundia' or great estates, 'quae perdidere Romam.'

    Roman and the Teuton

  • LA PAZ - Voters in Bolivia, one of the countries with the highest concentration of land in the world, decided in Sunday's referendum to limit the size of large landed estates, or "latifundia", to 5,000 hectares.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • When her husband Eliezer died in 1645, Devora Szimszic became the lessee and manager of three large nobility latifundia that included forests with their produce and hunting game; waterways with their fish and tax possibilities; agricultural lands; and various monopoly rights.

    Poland: Early Modern (1500-1795).

  • How would you fit the plantation and latifundia into your ideal types?

    Farms in historical materialism

  • These were the famous Roman latifundia, or wide fields, to use a term invented in the empire.

    The Spartacus War

  • By the Late Republic 13331 B.C., the small farmers of Italy had been driven off the best land; in their place came latifundia and ranches.

    The Spartacus War


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  • As per wiki ( Latifundia are pieces of property covering tremendous areas. The latifundia (Latin: l?tus, "spacious" + fundus, "farm, estate")1 of Roman history were great landed estates, specializing in agriculture destined for export: grain, olive oil, or wine

    Today, latifundia are only found in Latin America and Italy and the term is often extended to describe the haciendas (in Spanish) and fazendas (in Portuguese) of colonial and post-colonial Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Cuba, Chile (called latifundio or simply fundo) and Argentina.

    I came across the word latifundist in article on judicial corruption written by V R Krishnayer, eminent jurist and former Justice of Indian Supreme Court -

    the sentence is:A latifundist doing justice to landless tellers indeed.

    It looks safe to assume that the owner of latifundia as called a latifundist.

    September 19, 2009

  • "Things for us here are elemental. We require the elimination of the latifundia and the ownership of huge estates by absentee landlords; we must return to the communal system of our ancestors."

    - Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten, p 37

    July 8, 2008