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Fiscus

 

in ancient Rome, a military treasury that housed money to be disbursed. In the time of Augustus, at the turn of the Common Era, fiscus designated the private treasury of the emperor, controlled by officials and filled with revenue from the imperial provinces and other assets, as opposed to the Senate treasury, the aerarium. The entire imperial administration was also called the fiscus. From the fourth century, the fiscus was the sole financial center of the Roman empire, into which flowed all types of revenue and taxes. It also provided instructions on the minting of coins and on tax collection procedures and effected payments, hence the use of fiscus to refer to the state treasury.

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Praeter ceteros Iudaicus fiscus acerbissime actus est; ad quem deferebantur, qui vel improfessi Iudaicam viverent vitam, vel dissimulata origine imposita genti tributa non pependissent.
While we are used to thinking of this event in terms of the interaction of the Jewish and Christian communities and the imperatives of their respective theologies, Heemstra directs our attention to the Fiscus Judaicus, the tax to the emperor, which, after the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.
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Narshall A Fiscus, an official with the medical branch of the US PRT, promised they will build the wall and well, too, for the hospital soon.
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It's a career that starts with the first extended live coverage of a news story in TV history: In 1949, when 3-year-old Kathy Fiscus was trapped in a San Marino well, Chambers and KTLA stayed with the story for more than 27 consecutive hours until her death was confirmed.
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Among them: KTLA was the first station to broadcast on-the-spot news; offered the world's first extended news broadcast to cover the Kathy Fiscus abandoned well tragedy on April 9, 1949; was the first west-coast station to broadcast a presidential address (by President Harry Truman); was the first to telecast from a ship at sea; was first to televise the explosion of an atomic bomb; and became the first local station to cover a major political convention.