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... this territory of spongy volcanic earth enjoyed relatively mild and short winters .
Moreover , its soil , retaining enough of the abundant seasonal rainfall to resist
three months of summer drought , became capable of producing in some districts
The censorship , too ( page 42 ) , became accessible to plebeians by 351 at the
latest , and in 339 it was decreed that one censor must always come from their
ranks . The effect of these changes was to create a new ruling class , no longer
Byzantine throne to another Thracian , Leo I ( 457 – 74 ) , who saved his empire
from the German soldiery by calling in troops from Asia Minor ; and their
commander , his son - in - law Zeno , became his successor ( 47491 ) . It was in
Zeno ' s ...
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