Meanwhile, in Rome…

“The lex Marcia, probably of the 180s [BCE], in a stunning reversal of previous practice, even permitted debtors to seize upon the persons of their creditors and hold them until the excessive interest that had been exacted was repaid.”

-E.S Gruen, “Material Rewards and the Drive for Empire,” in Blackwell, Roman Imperialism: Readings and Sources, p. 35

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