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Crisis of Empire

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Department
History
Course
HST 210
Professor
Goldberg( T A)
Semester
Fall

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-Mid-2nd cent. -Rome defeated Hannibal 50-60 yrs ago -Rome in charge of Eastern Mediter. region -Econ. & empire -Roads link commercial centers -Via Egnatia links Adriatic commerce to Byzantium -Monetization: Roman denarius -Romanization = urbanization -Roman internat’l law -P of IEMP -“Law of Nations” -Problem of tax-collection companies of Equestrian order (publicani) -Equestrians = like business class; very rich, not politicians -Equestrians bid to become tax collectors for certain regions -Raise taxes to make $$ back from bid -This is why Mithridates killed all those businessmen -Roman wars & indemnities -Every win —> huge sums of wealth -Indemnities + taxes -Econ. of Roman Italy (Keith Hopkins) -Continuous warfare -Booty + slaves (Livy, historian) -Investment in land -Formation of lg. estates -Impoverishment of peasants -Emigration to towns, provinces -Growth of urban markets -Hannibal’s legacy leads to downfall -Destruction of small farms -Issues with wealth distribution -Property qual. for mili. -If everyone’s leaving their farms, they can’t join the army -Recruitment problem -Gracchan challenge -Tiberius & Gaius, brothers, aristocrats, tribunes, grandsons of Scipio -Revive ori
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