How Does Farming Affect The Byzantines

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At the time, a Byzantine farmer had a laborious job. Many farmers were poor, so they worked for wealthy land owners as peasants. Farmers However, advanced in technology and ideas that has helped eased the amount of labor and time put into a task. Innovations and ideas include iron-socketed plowshare drawn by a pair of oxen (zeugarion), animal operated mills, and two field seasonal rotation. Egypt and North Africa were the major source of grain supply in the Latin Roman Empire until the provinces were taken over by the Arabs. Thus allowing the Byzantines to surpass them growing and producing large amounts of food despite the rocky terrain. The larger exports led to an increased amount of taxes placed on the farmers (kapnikon-tax paid by each
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