Saturday, December 01, 2018


Passing on Costs

Tacitus, Annals 13.31 (57 A.D.; tr. John Jackson):
Also, the tax of four per cent. on the purchase of slaves was remitted more in appearance than in effect: for, as payment was now required from the vendor, the buyers found the amount added as part of the price.

vectigal quoque quintae et vicensimae venalium mancipiorum remissum, specie magis quam vi, quia cum venditor pendere iuberetur, in partem pretii emptoribus adcrescebat.

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