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Definition of "drachmae" [drachmae]

  • Plural form of drachma. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "drachmae" in a sentence
  • "[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."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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