What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State

By Kabira Namit INTRODUCTION In 1787, Edward Gibbon completed ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ wherein among several other reasons, he attributed “higher taxation and spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace” as one … Continue reading What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State