By Jean Andreau
This can be the 1st e-book to give a man-made view of Roman banking and fiscal lifestyles from the fourth century BC to the tip of the 3rd century advert. It describes the company offers of the elite and the pro bankers and the interventions of the kingdom. It exhibits to what volume the spirit of revenue and company predominated over the normal values of Rome, what fiscal function those financiers performed, and the way that position compares with that in their later opposite numbers.
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The ﬁrst was that, except where agriculture was concerned, they thought not in terms of enterprise, but rather in terms of patrimony. Although the agronomic texts may reveal a way of thinking about the estate and the villa as a single unit, there is 49 51 50 Manacorda : –. v. Equites). Hill . Vitr. De arch. . 52 The second feature was that the elite always started oﬀ with a collection of properties already in their possession, and all their economic strategies were founded upon the management of those possessions.
Cult. fem. ; etc. Saller : emphasizes the fact that before taking their debtors to court, creditors would have recourse to all other possible means. Cic. pro Cluentio , –; see Andreau b: –. The ﬁnancial activities of the elite an income from ﬁnance but whose patrimonies also included land and property, and who on that account were not professional ﬁnanciers. Was this already the situation during the last century of the Republic? Or by then were there fewer senators and knights who operated as moneylenders?
And ad Fam. ). Cic. ad Fam. . The ﬁnancial activities of the elite even a ﬁnancier. He owed money to Atticus. By providing Cicero’s son with cash, he could pay oﬀ his debt. 45 The provision of credit for Marcus involved no professional banker. Atticus was reimbursed in Rome each time he arranged for money to be made available in Athens. The whole point of the operation was to transfer funds without having to transport coins from one spot to another. Here is another example of a transfer of private funds.
Banking and Business in the Roman World (Key Themes in Ancient History) by Jean Andreau