came to pass that
the triumvirs, who had hoped to realize a sufficient sum for their
preparations, were short 20,000,000 of drachmas.
The triumvirs addressed the people on this subject and published an edict
requiring 1400 of the richest women to make a
valuation of their property, and to furnish for the service of the war such
portion as the triumvirs should require from each. It was provided further
that if any should conceal their property or mahen the lictors desisted and the triumvirs
said they would postpone till the next day the consideration of the matter.
On the following day they reduced the number of women, who were to present a
valuation of their property, from 1400 to 400, and
decreed that all men who possessed more than 100,000 drachmas, both citizens
and strangers, freedmen and priests, and men of all nationalities without a
single exception, should (under the same dread of penalty and al