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2 items tagged “historians”


How did the Roman Republic determine its budget? Fascinating answer on the AskHistorians subreddit about how taxation worked in the Roman Empire. Since the republic was almost permanently at war, and was very good at it, no taxes were levied on Roman citizens in Italy from 167 B.C. onwards. # 27th January 2018, 4:51 pm


Making the HTML5 time element safe for historians. PPK presents a detailed history of dates and calendars and points out that the HTML5 time element is ill prepared to faithfully represent the kind of dates historians are interested in. # 6th April 2009, 2:01 pm