When the Romans came to Limburg a lot of changes were made in society. Limburg became a part of the vast empire. Many sons of farmers were recruited for the Roman army. Introduction of paying taxes, rules and a dominant new culture gave rise to tension and friction. Society was roughly constituted out of four groups. The first group was constituted out of farmers who lived in little hamlets in wooden farmhouses. The second group were the handcrafts men and traders that lived in villages nearby a road. The third group was a small number of soldiers stationed in watch posts and the fourth group the wealthy villa owners. Frequently, markets where held in the villages nearby roads, were the four groups would meet.
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