By Nathan Rosenstein
The key, Rosenstein argues, lies in spotting the severe function of kin formation. by means of studying versions of households' wishes for agricultural hard work over their existence cycles, he exhibits that households usually had a surplus of manpower to fulfill the calls for of army conscription. Did, then, Roman imperialism play any position within the social concern of the later moment century B.C.? Rosenstein argues that Roman conflict had serious demographic outcomes that experience long past unrecognized through earlier historians: heavy army mortality satirically helped maintain a dramatic elevate within the birthrate, finally resulting in overpopulation and landlessness.
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Rome at War: Farms, Families, and Death in the Middle Republic (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome) by Nathan Rosenstein