The richest Roman who "gave Rome for rent" ....





The richest Roman who "gave Rome for rent» ...
Marcus Licinius Crassus ... the one who suppressed the revolt of Spartacus, one of the richest of the Romans in the I century BC, a large part of his fortune amassed due to fires. As soon as he became aware of a burning building, he immediately offered to buy back its owner for an amount significantly lower than the market value of the property. The same proposal received the owners of the neighboring houses, which the fire could spread at any time. If the transaction is concluded, the army of the 500 slaves Crassus immediately taken for fighting, and then quickly recovers corrupted. Otherwise, no help in the fight against Crassus had no fire.
Thus he managed to buy almost all the possible part of the Roman estate and then handed her rent.

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