Publicani romani in Asia nel Monumentum Ephesenum

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The tax war in Asia net Monument Ephesenum

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution takes into consideration some information provided by the Monumentum Ephesenum about the activity and the legal position of the Roman publicans present in Ephesus and in the other Asian customs stations: all this, of course, without any pretense of generalization. In fact, there was no uniformity in the customs collection systems in the various parts of the empire. The document mainly presents two orders of protagonists: in fact some clauses refer to the cd. manceps, that is, the one who enters into the contract for the collection of taxes with the censors in Rome; many clauses - especially in the basic text - refer directly to the publicanus in charge of the customs statio and its procurator, the subjects that, in each station, sea or land, of the province of Asia, were responsible for all the complex operations of collection and commanded the cd. familia publicanorum, that is, a group of slaves or freemen to whom all operational tasks were entrusted. They are therefore the "qualified migrants" (in this case from Rome to the province of Asia) in the perspective outlined by the organizers of the Seminars of the Institute of Ancient History of the Catholic University of Milan.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The tax war in Asia net Monument Ephesenum
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMigranti e lavoro qualificato nel mondo antico
EditorsF. Landucci, G. Zecchini C. Bearzot
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Asia
  • Monumentum Ephesenum
  • publicani


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