n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Under the centurion's boot : corruption and its containment in the Roman army

Supplement 4
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Roman soldiers were unpopular with the civilian population of the Empire, especially in the provinces. They could requisition transport and supplies, demand to be billeted in one's home and extract corvée labour. All these activities were open to abuse and corruption. In addition, bribery and corruption took place in the army itself. How prevalent were such abuses and how were they contained by the authorities?

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