Even bread-winners are required to serve, the state pensioning their dependants (75 centimes per diem, up to 10% of the strength) during their period of service.
He himself had always refrained from exacting the usual provision which other governors had claimed; indeed, he had readily entertained over 150 officials and dependants at his table, apart from casual refugees (Neh.
" Political differences " on the other hand, are such as affect states in their external relations, or in relation to their subjects or dependants who may be in revolt against them.
The conclusion supported by most evidence seems to be that he practised on his friends and dependants, but not as a remunerative profession.
The new German noble was as eager to extend the size of his lands and to increase the numbers of his dependants as the Roman had been.