salary + salt

salarius (Latin) – pertaining to salt A salary is a regular payment for work, as opposed to an hourly or per-piece wage (piece-work). Salaries, and thus organised work, have been around for some 12,000 long years. The concepts of payment, salt, work and livlihood have been linked for over 2500 years. Pliny (Elder) states that Roman soldiers were paid with salt and the word salary comes directly from this link. But whether the payment was in salt or in goldRead more