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But in the main the function of the pontifices remained advisory, and the sphere of
action of the other priests was confined as before to ritual. The royal powers of
which the consuls became the depositaries were jealously conserved within the ...
At best, the labour of slaves was economical for so long only as their initial cost of
purchase remained low. § 3. Industry and Commerce Italian industry underwent
relatively few changes in the third and second centuries. In Rome the building ...
province] age was that while Italy remained affluent, the provinces were now
weaitl taking their share of the new wealth. The Roman corn-fleets were manned
by sailors of Greek or Semitic stock. The pioneers of Indian Ocean navigation
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - stellarexplorer - LibraryThing
This is one of my prized possessions, something that fits with what a dear friend has termed my love for "fine old things" -- most apt! The book -- and I'm sure a new reprint won't do at all (not ... Leggi recensione completa
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I do believe this stalwart -- later updated by HH Scullard -- is still the most detailed single volume. Leggi recensione completa