Vittorio Pastelli
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In the 1st century aD, Rome had circa 1 million inhabitants. Of these, 1/3 were slaves and so the term "employed" doesn't apply. The riche qere... Rich.

The "rabble", people living in the streets and eating from the corn-dole (the government provided bread, 1kg per day per person) corresponded to 1/3 of the city. To these … Read more