Farming Colonia"You want a taste of the underworld? Visit the cattle sheds at noon."
Outside of the cities of the ancient world most people made a frugal living through agriculture. Major crops included cereals such as wheat and barley, fruits such as apples, plums, peaches, cherries and always olives wherever they could be grown. Most farms were family-owned businesses but as the cities grew so did demands on the available fertile land. Despite rising prices, it became difficult for small farmers to survive. Wealthy Romans bought up vast areas creating huge estates, or latifundia, to increase production. Slave labour was brought in and water was fed through irrigation ditches supplied by small reservoirs. The writer Pliny eventually complained that large-scale industrial farming ruined Italy and her provinces.
Building NameFarming Colonia
Building ChainMinor Settlement
Effects-8 food (this_region)
200 wealth from farming (agriculture) (this_building)
+9% wealth from agriculture (regions_in_this_province)
+4 growth per turn (this_province)
[NOT DISPLAYED] Drives the road levels between settlements (this_region)
+12 line of sight across borders (this_region)
Provides Garrison Army
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Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Emp_Rom_Vigiles)
These spear-armed garrison troops are also the town watch, riot squad and firemen.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Rom_Leves)
Even a poor man can throw a javelin with skill.