From: Dan Ceppa
To: Michael Hardy
Date: Jan 29 1996 9:55:00 am
Subject: census
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-> On 01-25-96  19:13, Michael Hardy got back to Dan Ceppa

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

MH> A census the Romans conducted in Gaul took forty YEARS to complete.

So, for forty years, everyone had to remain in their houses?  Must
have played havoc on the economy.

DC> So, all the Romans that were to take the census had to go back to
DC> their birthplaces during the census that they were supposed to

MH> The census was of the people living in the occupied province, Dan.
MH> Even you aren't that dense.

Then, it's not a full census.  All one had to do to avoid travelling
would have been to claim they were visiting from outside that
province.

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