Byzantine Empire and Local Tax Collector

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1. According to the text, Constantine’s reform of the tax system “wiped out a whole class of moderately wealthy people.” How did this work?
Constantine made the job of local tax collector hereditary, and tax officials were personally responsible to pay a certain amount to the Emperor 's treasury. As tax receipts declined, these officials lost their fortunes. 2. In general, the relationship between Christians and Rome was characterized by phases of toleration with sporadic outbursts of persecution. 3. Paul of Tarsus believed that
Christ 's teachings should be proclaimed to all. 4. The Zealots wanted to expel the Romans from Judea. 5. During the age of the five good emperors, the Roman army was a source of economic
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