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The primary object with which Hamilcar and his successors launched out on a
new policy in Spain, and the reason with which no doubt they justified it to their
countrymen, was to find fresh sources of revenue to make up for the recent war ...
In 137 Caepio's successor, D. Iunius Brutus, made a raid into Galicia as far as the
river Minho, but attempted no permanent conquests ; the Roman frontier in
western Spain was drawn for the present along the line of the Tagus. In Hither
He August"/ bequeathed to his successors a solvent treasury and a financial
system ^^"tei' which was not indeed equal to any heavy strain, but could meet
ordinary calls upon the public purse out of legitimate and not unduly heavy taxes.
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