Late-Roman (and idyllic!) depiction of a latifundium, or large-scale 'plantation', as first developed during the Republic
Late 2nd cent. BC coin, showing voting procedure: the figure on the left receives his ballot from the central, seated figure; the figure on the right is depositing his ballot in a voting urn, having crossed a short wooden bridge
Evidence of Roman land-allotment (centuriation): this aerial photograph, taken during WWII over northern Italy, clearly shows the lasting traces of Roman division of land into large squares, and smaller, rectangular plots
[source: transl. Dryden, http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/tiberius.html]
[source: transl. Thatcher, http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/appian-civwars1.html#g]
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