Brill’s New Pauly

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I. Introduction

The collection of taxes and revenues in a city or larger community through the system of tax farming and by public auction was widespread in Antiquity; it is encountered in both the Greek poleis and the Hellenistic monarchies. In Rome, the public revenues were called publica and those who concluded contracts for them publicani. Some of these contractors operated independently, others belonge…

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Andreau, Jean (Paris), “Publicani”, 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 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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