The Baroness Mone-ing about allegations of fraud and bribery no doubt thinks everyone ‘has it in for me’. They do indeed. So would the ancients: it was standard practice to tar Roman merchants with infamia, a reputation that did them no good at all.
The root of the problem for the ancient traders was the saying that ‘Profits in trade can be made only by another’s loss’.
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