From: Dan Ceppa
To: Michael Hardy
Date: Feb 3 1996 7:36:00 pm
Subject: census
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-> On 01-30-96  20:39, Michael Hardy got back to Dan Ceppa

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

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

MH> <sigh> Gaul was an entire country. Obviously they would have carried
MH> out the census a little at a time.

Which, Mikey, means the data gleaned from that census is completely
meaningless.  Chances are, the person who asked for the census
was probably dead before it was even complete.  Either that, or
the census was taken by the ruler's nephew, to either give the
bastard a permanent job, or keep him out of the ruler's hair.

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