Roman Empire Population
Mar 16, 2005
The census figures for the ancient world are estimates at best. Thanks to the concept of the Roman Census, there are some figures specifically related to the Roman Empire, but these are often deemed unreliable as the people who were included in each periodic census could change. (ie for counting actual population vs. citizen males vs. provincial citizens for tax purposes etc.). Prior to the mid 4th century BC, all surviving figures are generally disregarded as completely fictitious, but after that, a pattern of reasonable population figures begins to emerge….