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Tumuli Conversion

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Would 3 tumuli of land in Siracusa, Sicily in 1816 equal about 1.3 acres?
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3 tumuli = 3 x 1,088.46 m² = 3,265.38 m²
1.3 acri = 5,260.91 m²
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Could a shepherd make a living raising sheep on that size land, or would it just be large enough for a house (and garden)?
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The land is described as seminativa (arable?).
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One would have to suppose a reasonably-sized flock would de-foliate that small a parcel fairly quickly. It would be more likely that it were proportionate for a house and garden, whereas the flock would be set to graze on larger fields, either rented or simply allowed for such use by a local possidente.

This is based of course on logic only, without knowledge of the actual circumstances...
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Sounds right to me.
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darkerhorse wrote: 16 Sep 2022, 14:34 Sounds right to me.
Another possibility would be he simply tended the herd owned by a local landowner...
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