Vespasian and the slave trade1

@article{Bosworth2002VespasianAT,
  title={Vespasian and the slave trade1},
  author={Albert Brian Bosworth},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={350 - 357}
}
  • A. Bosworth
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
Around A.D. 62 the future emperor, T. Flavius Vespasianus, returned from his proconsulate of Africa with his finances at a very low ebb. In fact he was so impoverished that his credit was ruined, and he mortgaged all his property to his brother. According to Suetonius (Vesp. 4.3) he turned to commerce, and commerce of a particular sort: necessarioque ad mangonicos quaestus sustinendae dignitatis causa descenderit; propter quae ‘mulio’ vocabatur. On the nature of that commerce there has evolved… Expand
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