Sugar Apple, annona squamosa, another genus of the polygynia order, polyandria class.
Rationalii, persons charged with distribution of the annona, 114.
One bad result of the annona was that it encouraged a special and ruinous form of charitable munificence.
The sportula was a form of charity corresponding to the annona civica.
The almsgiving of the church by degrees took the place of annona and sportula, and it may have created pauperism.
But the annona civica was an endowed charity, affecting not a single family, but the whole population.
On charitable relief, as we shall see, the annona has had a long-continued and fatal influence.
Early in its history the annona civica attracted many to Rome in the hope of living there without working.
You have to prepare the annona of the sacred City, and to feed the whole people as at one board.
Then, in the main, natural social forces would come into play, and dependence on any form of annona civica would cease.