answersLogoWhite

0

How did the Romans get salt?

Updated: 8/23/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

The Roman Empire mined its salt, from salt ponds along the Adriatic Sea and in Greece. Smaller quantities were produced by evaporating brine along the Tyrrhenian Sea west of Italy.

Normally, prisoners and slaves were used for this purpose, which is the basis for the slang term "working in the salt mine," which is drudgery, or working in tedious, oppressive conditions.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

from salt mines deeerr

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

its were they ate it

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How did the Romans get salt?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Why where Romans paid in salt?

Who how Roman salt abundance where. GET YOUR WORDING RIGHT!


When the Romans defeated the city Carthage they destroyed the city and then spread wat on the ground to keep the city from being rebuilt?

That is a fairy story - where would you find all that salt? They symbolically put salt in a plough furrow, and after selling the people into slavery, resettled their retired military veterans there.


Will salt or vinegar prevent plants from growing in soil?

Yes. Salt will. The Romans did it to the Carthaginians. :]


What did the Romans get paid in?

they were paid in salt 'sala' and sometimes money


Who mined salt in ancient times?

Ancient Romans used to mine salt and pay the wages for their soldiers in salt, hence the term 'salary'.


In the ancient time who mined the salt?

Ancient Romans used to mine salt and pay the wages for their soldiers in salt, hence the term 'salary'.


What did rome do to Carthages land?

After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.After the third Punic war which Rome won, the Romans symbolically "killed the land" by scattering salt around the perimeter of the city.


When did Romans start to use salt as coins?

The Romans never used salt as coins. The Romans always used metals for their coins right from the beginning. It was said that in the earlier days of Rome sometimes the Roman soldiers were paid with salt at times of war. This was because salt was a very important commodity. It was the only known food preservative. Sometimes during wars the prices of salt shot up and the soldiers were given salt to send to their relatives. Not all modern historians agree with this as some think that it was not true.


How did Romans know about salt?

They would have mined and found it, or they would have got it imported.


What did rich Romans put in bread to make it taste better?

They would put salt.


What did the Portuguese start trading on the west coast of Africa?

Greeks,Romans, and Arabs


Did the Romans used much of North Africa as a salt mine?

yes they did, it was on my world history test.