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  •  Roman tax farmers were 'publicans' (2+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, mightymouse

    Really.  (lit. publicani) Because the taxes were a public contract that went to the highest bidder (opposite of infrastructure bids today).

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

    by LucyandByron on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 01:29:10 PM PDT

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