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Nicholas Purcell (Oxford): Workshop - Taking a tenth: religion and taxation at Rome

November 2, 2017 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Building 110, Rm 112

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This talk is an exercise in what one might call qualitative economic history, or the history of economic culture, and it is concerned with the strange practices of the decuma in Roman thought. This workshop will include a discussion of a new inscription, which is likely to unknown to the audience.

Prof. Nicholas Purcell is the Camden Professor of Ancient History at Bradenose College, Oxford. He has written extensively on a wide range of topics in Roman History, from the anthropology of buying and selling in Antiquity to Roman religion. He is famously co-author of The Corrupting Sea, which re-situated the Mediterranean in new contexts.

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