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Mining Revenues

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Both Polybius and the archaeological record suggest that, by the mid second century bc, significant quantities of silver bullion were being mined in Spain. For the region around Carthago Nova in ... More


State Finance and the lex Sempronia de provincia Αsia

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

By the last quarter of the second century bc, provincial taxation represented a larger proportion of the revenue coming into Rome. Taxes were already being levied in Sicily, Spain, and Macedonia; ... More


Salt in Asia Minor: An Outline of Roman Authority Interest in the Resource

Isabella Tsigarida

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Under the premise that the prosperity of pre-industrial societies strongly depended on agricultural productivity and access to natural resources, the question arises whether the Roman state or the ... More


The Use and Abuse of Tax Farming

James Tan

in Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639570
eISBN:
9780190639600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639570.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The use of private tax collectors was not unique to Rome. What was unusual, however, was that Rome relied on contractors to collect so many revenues, including direct taxes. Rome employed contractors ... More


Pompey in the east

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Pompey’s eastern campaigns of the 60s and the ideal of ethical imperialism he sought to embody. The emphasis on moral virtue even above martial qualities familiar from Cicero’s ... More


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