a serf in the latter period of the Roman Empire or in the early feudal period.
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How to use colonus in a sentence
He lived to be ninety years old, and produced the most beautiful of his tragedies in his eightieth year, the "Oedipus at colonus."Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
He argued that the Roman name was colonus, which readily was transformed to a Spanish equivalent.
It will be admitted on all hands that this would be much too large a tenement for a serf or a semi-servile colonus.Domesday Book and Beyond | Frederic William Maitland
In 405 Sophocles showed in his last play how Oedipus passed from earth in the poet's own birthplace, colonus.Authors of Greece | T. W. Lumb
Then seek there a man by name of Tobias, a colonus and a worker in ivory for the good Christian priests.Nicanor - Teller of Tales | C. Bryson Taylor