From: Dan Ceppa
To: Michael Hardy
Date: Jan 24 1996 10:30:00 pm
Subject: census
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-> On 01-23-96  20:17, Michael Hardy got back to Dan Ceppa

MH> Think it over very carefully, Dan. The census would take weeks or
MH> months to complete.

Why, Mikey?  Didn't they have the ability to hire enough census
takers to go do a head count in just a single day?

MH> No single edict issued at the beginning of the
MH> census would tell anyone which night he should be home.

Why not?  Where the people of that era completely oblivious
to dates and times?

MH> more likely that it refers to people who have left their place of
MH> birth, telling them to return there for registration. (It makes the

So, all the Romans that were to take the census had to go back to
their birthplaces during the census that they were supposed to
conduct.  Yet, makes perfect sence to me.  So, Mikey, who was
guarding the local treasury while all the guards were back in
Roma?

MH> bookkeeping easier, and the Romans weren't big on compassion toward
MH> the people who would have to travel.)

They were far bigger on profit, which your census would destroy,
due to its disruption of the normal course of business.

... "Your logic is so faulty its in danger of earthquakes."  Raven
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