The Imperial Finances under Domitian, Nerva and Trajan

@article{Syme1930TheIF,
  title={The Imperial Finances under Domitian, Nerva and Trajan},
  author={Ronald Sir Syme},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1930},
  volume={20},
  pages={55 - 70}
}
  • R. Syme
  • Published 1 November 1930
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The work of the spade and the use of common sense have done much to mitigate the influence of Tacitus and Pliny and redeem the memory of Domitian from infamy or oblivion. But much remains to be done. The policy of this able and intelligent Emperor has been vindicated on the frontiers, but is still, in the matter of finance, condemned as extravagant and ruinous. Not only is this the view of those who, with the warrant of the senatorial tradition, see little in his reign but the dark night of… 

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