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Chapter 6 - Conclusion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 November 2023

Jerry Toner
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Churchill College, Cambridge
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The conclusion compares Roman ideas about risk with their ideas about the future. It argues that they displayed a mixture of both basic and relatively sophisticated understanding. The areas where the greatest development can be found – in the military, financial and legal spheres – reflect a militaristic, legalistic and strongly hierarchical society where what mattered most were keeping control of great areas of territory, maintaining the social order that controlled the population and upholding the property rights of the few. There was no perceived need to develop the notion of risk outside of these areas.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Conclusion
  • Jerry Toner, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • Book: Risk in the Roman World
  • Online publication: 16 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108592734.006
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  • Conclusion
  • Jerry Toner, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • Book: Risk in the Roman World
  • Online publication: 16 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108592734.006
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  • Conclusion
  • Jerry Toner, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • Book: Risk in the Roman World
  • Online publication: 16 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108592734.006
Available formats
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