By Clemente Angelo Lisi
In A historical past of the realm Cup, Clemente Lisi chronicles the preferred carrying occasion on this planet, delivering brilliant bills of person video games from the tournament’s origins in 1930 to trendy occasions.
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As well as wheat, a substantial element in the grain production of the empire was barley, with smaller amounts of millet, regarded generally as inappropriate for human consumption. Probably from the fourth century hard wheats – with a greater proportion of protein per volume – were gradually replacing the soft wheats that had hitherto dominated Mediterranean cereal agriculture, with important consequences for both diet and cereal production in the centuries to follow. Where the climate allowed – predominantly along the coastal plains of the Aegean and Mediterranean and in some sheltered inland districts – fruit, vines, and olives were also cultivated, sometimes extensively and, in the case of olives and vines, sometimes as cash crops to meet the demand from urban markets both near and far.
Where the climate allowed – predominantly along the coastal plains of the Aegean and Mediterranean and in some sheltered inland districts – fruit, vines, and olives were also cultivated, sometimes extensively and, in the case of olives and vines, sometimes as cash crops to meet the demand from urban markets both near and far. Vegetables, pulses, and root crops were also cultivated throughout the region, usually on the basis of household garden plots rather than extensively, so that villages and towns were for the most part supplied with all the essentials of life – food, drink, clothing, the materials for housing and the livestock for transport – from their immediate hinterlands (Map 3).
There was also a praefectural arca or treasury that administered the main income from the assessment of land and produce. Department heads had staffs responsible for the accounts of their particular province. These departments could send out inspectors and other ofﬁcials to supervise provincial and diocesan ﬁscal affairs, and they also despatched ofﬁcials to collect arrears of tax. Taxes were raised in a variety of forms, but the most important regular tax was the land tax. This could be raised in money, although much of it was actually raised in kind – grains and other foodstuffs – and deposited in a vast network of state warehouses, where it could be drawn on by both soldiers and civil administrators, who received a large portion of their salaries in the form of rations.