Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero by W. Warde Fowler

Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

By W. Warde Fowler

  • Release Date: 1921-01-01
  • Genre: Oudheidkundig
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If Cicero, the most tender-hearted of Roman public men, could urge the claims of the companies so strongly, and, as in this last letter, without any allusion to the interests of the province and its people, we may well imagine how others, less scrupulous, must have combined with the capitalists to work havoc in regions that only needed peace and mild government to recover from centuries of misery. Such a letter is the best comment we can have on the pernicious system of raising taxes by contract--a system which was to be modified, regulated, and eventually reduced to harmless dimensions under the benevolent and scientific government of the early Empire.

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