The Census in the First Century B.C.

  title={The Census in the First Century B.C.},
  author={Timothy Peter Wiseman},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={59 - 75}
  • T. P. Wiseman
  • Published 1 November 1969
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The aim of this article is to consider three questions which seem to me to be crucial to the understanding of the late-republican and Augustan censuses: (a) Why was only one lustrum—that of 69—performed between 86 and 28 B.C.? (b) Does this mean that there was only one census of the Roman people held in that period ? (c) Why was the figure of civium capita published in 28 B.C. (4,063,000) so much larger than that for 69 (900,000 or 910,000) ? The third question was re-opened recently when… 

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