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Municipium
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A. Etymologie and Definition

It is possible that the Latin term municipes predates that of municipium. In the view of historians such as Varro (Ling. 5,179), the former is derived from munia (or respectively munera) capere, ‘the undertaking of duties’; the explanation ‘the receiving of gifts’ in [7. 26] has to be rejected in the same way as the ancient interpretation by Gellius (16,13,7) that mu…

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Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn), “Municipium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e811910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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