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Assessment of citizens for tax purposes ( census ) in republican Rome is carried out by subordinate officials of free status (scribae) and by bonded state servants (servi publici a censu or censuales), under the political responsibility of the  censores insofar as they are in office. But supervision of the administration of the tax registers (libri censuales) is carried out by a chief administrator, probably from early times called magister census. There are also census officials, occasionally termed censuales, in provincial administrations and in cities w…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Censuales”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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