Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

Discusses religion, the class structure, professions, taxation, law, family affairs, and other aspects of social life during the period of the Roman ruling of Egypt

Author: Naphtali Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198148720

Category: History

Page: 240

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Discusses religion, the class structure, professions, taxation, law, family affairs, and other aspects of social life during the period of the Roman ruling of Egypt
Categories: History

Roman Egypt

Roman Egypt

As for Roman Egypt, the period from 30 B.C. until the Roman Empire was split into two halves in the 4th century CE. It is scarcely mentioned, yet, it was a time when Egypt, if no longer a great power in its own right, was a pivotal province ...

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1720603758

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Page: 62

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*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Among all the periods in ancient Egyptian history, the Ptolemaic Kingdom and its most famous ruler, Cleopatra, may be the most well-known today. Although Alexander never lived to rule over Egypt, one of his generals, Ptolemy I, did, and it was he who established the last great pharaonic dynasty in Egypt, known as the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The Ptolemies gave ancient Egypt an injection of vitality that had not been seen in the Nile Valley for centuries, preserving many aspects of native Egyptian culture while adding their own layer of Hellenic culture. The end of the Ptolemies also happened to coincide with the most famous period of Roman history. In the latter 1st century BCE, men like Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian participated in two civil wars that would spell the end of the Roman Republic and determine who would become the Roman emperor. In the middle of it all was history's most famous woman, Cleopatra, who famously seduced both Caesar and Antony and thereby positioned herself as one of the most influential people in a world of powerful men. Cleopatra was a legendary figure even to contemporary Romans and the ancient world, and she was a controversial figure who was equally reviled and praised through the years, depicted both as a benevolent ruler and an evil seductress (occasionally at the same time). Over 2,000 years after her death, everything about Cleopatra continues to fascinate people around the world, from her lineage as a Ptolemaic pharaoh, her physical features, the manner in which she seduced Caesar, her departure during the Battle of Actium, and her famous suicide. And despite being one of the most famous figures in history, there is still much mystery surrounding her and the end of the Ptolemies, leading historians and archaeologists scouring Alexandria, Egypt for clues about her life and Egypt's transition to Roman rule. As for Roman Egypt, the period from 30 B.C. until the Roman Empire was split into two halves in the 4th century CE. It is scarcely mentioned, yet, it was a time when Egypt, if no longer a great power in its own right, was a pivotal province in the Roman Empire. It could also be argued it was a power without which the Roman Empire would not have survived. Its wealth, especially its fertility, was the key for any Roman emperor hoping to feed and entertain Rome's ever-demanding masses and was particularly vital to Augustus as he established himself as the first emperor of Egypt. The institution of imperial, as opposed to senatorial, provinces proved crucial in the consolidation of imperial power. Moreover, how Egypt in this period was administered and exploited provides invaluable information as to how Rome manipulated and controlled large populations for its benefit in the rest of its empire. Tactics used again and again throughout the Roman world were honed in this, the most valuable of Rome's provinces. Egypt's key role in imperial politics was crucial, but so was its role in the rise of Christianity. For many years, the belief that Christianity had spread from Jerusalem to engulf the Roman Empire has been largely unchallenged, but more recent scholarship suggests the codification of Christian doctrine and success of missionaries from Alexandria and not Jerusalem, were instrumental in Christianity becoming the state religion of the empire. Given the importance of Christianity to both European and world history, this issue is of a real significance. Roman Egypt: The History and Legacy of Ancient Egypt as a Province of Rome chronicles the tumultuous history of Egypt at the end of the 1st century BCE, and its role as a Roman province. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Roman Egypt like never before.
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A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

A History Of Egypt Under Roman Rule published in 1913 by J. Grafton Milne covers the following topics; the organization of Egypt under the Romans, Roman rule beginning in 30 B C, a century of prosperity beginning in 68 A D, the decay of the ...

Author: J. Grafton Milne

Publisher: Standard Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 1438503679

Category: History

Page: 284

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A History Of Egypt Under Roman Rule published in 1913 by J. Grafton Milne covers the following topics; the organization of Egypt under the Romans, Roman rule beginning in 30 B C, a century of prosperity beginning in 68 A D, the decay of the provincial system, the struggle between the state and the church, the establishment of the supremacy of the Christian church, the union of temporal and religious powers, revenues and taxation in Egypt, life in the towns and villages, Roman garrisons, prefects of Egypt, and inscriptions in the Ghizeh museum.
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Roman Egypt

Roman Egypt

Presents a survey of the most important aspects of life in Egypt under Roman domination, from the conquest by Octavian in 30 BC to the third century AD, as they emerge from the micro-level of the Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, but also ...

Author: Livia Capponi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781853997266

Category: History

Page: 89

View: 758

Presents a survey of the most important aspects of life in Egypt under Roman domination, from the conquest by Octavian in 30 BC to the third century AD, as they emerge from the micro-level of the Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, but also from the ancient literary sources, and from the most important archaeological discoveries.
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Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt

Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt

This is a reprint of Naphtali Lewis' important book on the uses of papyrus records reconstructing life in ancient Egypt.

Author: Naphtali Lewis

Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111280397

Category: History

Page: 182

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This is a reprint of Naphtali Lewis' important book on the uses of papyrus records reconstructing life in ancient Egypt. Published in 1986, the first edition of Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt complemented `Life in Egypt under Roman Rule' (reprinted in 1999 as `Classics in Papyrology 1') by providing a perspective on the earlier period. The author presents a series of portraits, describing the lives of inhabitants ranging from the grand (like the Strategos Diophanes) to the humble (like the village clerk, Menkhes). He sets these figures against a prosperous, busy backdrop which he terms 'Eldorado on the Nile'.
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Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

192 Egypt, prefect of Provincial rule of Egypt was based on centuries of traditions. Many titles applied during earlier ... Life in Egypt under Roman Rule.

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110271

Category: History

Page: 657

View: 586

Not much has happened in the Roman Empire since 1994 that required the first edition to be updated, but Bunson, a prolific reference and history author, has revised it, incorporated new findings and thinking, and changed the dating style to C.E. (Common Era) and B.C.E. (Before Common Era). For the 500 years from Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars in 59-51 B.C.E. to the fall of the empire in the west in 476 C.E, he discusses personalities, terms, sites, and events. There is very little cross-referencing.
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Ancient History a Concise Overview of Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Ancient History  a Concise Overview of Ancient Egypt  Ancient Greece  and Ancient Rome

In this book you will find: How Egypt came to become the first empire The creation myth of Amun-Ra, Osiris, and Set A timeline of the entire reign of the Egyptian dynastic periods, from the Old Kingdom to Roman Egypt The Heliopolitan Ennead ...

Author: Eric Brown

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1730958931

Category:

Page: 179

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Explore the History and Mythology of Egypt, Greece and Rome! ** 3 Books In 1 - Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome ** Ancient Egypt: Through exploring the ancient Egyptian ruins and tombs, we have been able to learn much about their way of life, views of the afterlife, religious beliefs, dynasties, invasions from foreign kingdoms, battle tactics, family, and more... In this book you will find: How Egypt came to become the first empire The creation myth of Amun-Ra, Osiris, and Set A timeline of the entire reign of the Egyptian dynastic periods, from the Old Kingdom to Roman Egypt The Heliopolitan Ennead and its importance Details on some of the most important gods including Ra, Amun-Ra, Anubis, Bastet, Isis, and Sekhmet Details on the life of some of the most prominent kings including Menes, Cheops, Amenemhet I, Tuthmosis I and III, Akhenaten, Ramesses II and III, and Ptolemy I Soter The lives of some of the most important queens and how they gained power including Khentkawes I, Ahmose-Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Tiye, Nefertiti, and the famed Cleopatra VII How the pyramids and temples were built Busting the myth that the slaves built the pyramids One of the most prominent myths of the afterlife How the water levels of the Nile caused either prosperity or disaster The daily lives of Egyptians, how they farmed, their family dynamic, and hygiene And more... Ancient Greece: There are few things as fascinating and exciting as the world of Ancient Greece, and in the following book, you are going to learn everything you'll ever need to know about the history and socio-political makeup of the world of Ancient Greece. Where did Greek culture come from? When did it begin to taste shape? Where there any precursors to the Ancient Greeks? Find the answers to all of these questions: Start your amazing journey into the world of Ancient Greece with a look at the rise of Greece in the Archaic era Follow Ancient Greece on its path to great power and prosperity and we move into the hugely important Classical era Find out how the world changed in massive ways, and Ancient Greece shifts along with the changing times of the Hellenistic era Learn all about the changing role of Ancient Greece as it takes its place in history under the rule of the Roman Empire And more... Ancient Rome: Few societies and historical periods capture our fascination as much as ancient Rome. With a founding steeped in legend, along with the rise and fall of a monarchy, a republic, and an empire filled with colorful, and often even bizarre, leaders and popular figures, it is no wonder that it has been the source of inspiration for a multitude of novels, movies, and television shows. While this entertainment fare has had varying degrees of historical accuracy, a great deal of artistic license does not need to be taken to make the story of ancient Rome intriguing and scintillating. It was a society and a people rich with a drama that still captures our interest even today, more than 1500 years since the fall of the great Roman Empire. In this book you are going to find out about: The founding and rise of the Roman Republic The era of an empire The Christianization of the empire and its impact The masterpiece of Rome How it becomes a melting pot of theism And more... Don't wait another moment to enjoy from this information - Get your copy of Ancient History right away!
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Tradition and Transformation

Tradition and Transformation

"God Speaks About You" is a book that empowers you to speak words of life and faith over your children, shaping their life and future.God Speaks it. We Repeat it. And with all our heart, we believe it!

Author: Katja Lembke

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9004183353

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 238

In Roman Egypt, major changes and a slow process of transformation can be observed alongside unbroken traditions. The multi-ethnical population was situated between new patterns of rule and traditional lifeways. This tension between change and permanence was investigated during the conference.
Categories: History

The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The History and Legacy of the Ptolemy Dynasty and the End of the Egyptian Empire chronicles the tumultuous history of Egypt late in the second millennium BCE.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979310092

Category:

Page: 96

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*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Among all the periods in ancient Egyptian history, the Ptolemaic Kingdom and its most famous ruler, Cleopatra, may be the most well-known today. By the 4th century BCE, it appeared as though ancient Egypt was in its final death throes. It had long ceased to be an influential kingdom in the Near East and Mediterranean regions, and it had been ruled over by a succession of foreign peoples including Libyans, Nubians, Assyrians, and Persians. But just when Egypt seemed was doomed to pass forever into obscurity, it was reinvigorated by outsiders, most notably Alexander the Great. While in the process of campaigning to destroy the Achaemenid Persian Empire and conquer the world in 331 BCE, he made a pit stop in Egypt that forever changed the course of Egyptian history. Although his understanding of ancient Egyptian chronology and religion was minimal, Alexander was intrigued by ancient pharaonic culture, knowing, as the 5th century BCE Greek historian Herodotus once wrote, "Egypt is the gift of the Nile." As a result, Alexander endeavored to incorporate the land of the pharaohs into Hellenic Civilization. Although Alexander never lived to rule over Egypt, one of his generals, Ptolemy I, did, and it was he who established the last great pharaonic dynasty in Egypt, known as the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The Ptolemies gave ancient Egypt an injection of vitality that had not been seen in the Nile Valley for centuries, preserving many aspects of native Egyptian culture while adding their own layer of Hellenic culture. The first few Ptolemaic rulers proved as able as any of their Egyptian predecessors as they worked to make Egypt a first-rate power in the world once again. Unfortunately, these able rulers were followed by a succession of corrupt and greedy kings, more concerned with personal wealth and power than the stability and greatness of their kingdom. Eventually, Ptolemaic Egypt collapsed due to weak rulers, internal social problems, and the rising power of Rome, but before the Ptolemaic Dynasty was extinguished, it proved to be one of the most impressive royal houses in ancient Egyptian history. The end of the Ptolemies also happened to coincide with the most famous period of Roman history. In the latter 1st century BCE, men like Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian participated in two civil wars that would spell the end of the Roman Republic and determine who would become the Roman emperor. In the middle of it all was history's most famous woman, Cleopatra, who famously seduced both Caesar and Antony and thereby positioned herself as one of the most influential people in a world of powerful men. Cleopatra was a legendary figure even to contemporary Romans and the ancient world, and she was a controversial figure who was equally reviled and praised through the years, depicted both as a benevolent ruler and an evil seductress (occasionally at the same time). Over 2,000 years after her death, everything about Cleopatra continues to fascinate people around the world, from her lineage as a Ptolemaic pharaoh, her physical features, the manner in which she seduced Caesar, her departure during the Battle of Actium, and her famous suicide. And despite being one of the most famous figures in history, there is still much mystery surrounding her and the end of the Ptolemies, leading historians and archaeologists scouring Alexandria, Egypt for clues about her life and Egypt's transition to Roman rule. The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The History and Legacy of the Ptolemy Dynasty and the End of the Egyptian Empire chronicles the tumultuous history of Egypt late in the second millennium BCE. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the New Kingdom like never before.
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Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to ...

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199263646

Category: History

Page: 714

View: 864

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.
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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Citizenship under Roman rule : N. Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule ( Oxford 1983 ) 19-35 . Intermarriage more common , Eudaimon : Lewis ( 1983 ) 32 .

Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801866014

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 105

Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.
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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Describes the life of Egypt's famous queen, and the tumultuous politics that marked her reign.

Author: Richard Worth

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766025594

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 253

Describes the life of Egypt's famous queen, and the tumultuous politics that marked her reign.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‐Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive ...

Author: Katelijn Vandorpe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118428450

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 377

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.
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Ancient Egyptian Metallurgy

Ancient Egyptian Metallurgy

About the Book Books about History of Ancient Egypt describe events that began with the Pharaonic Period (from 3,200 BC) through to the Macedonian conquest of 332 BC, the Roman conquest, and the 300 year rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Author: H. Garland

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 0649000218

Category:

Page: 240

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
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The Near East Under Roman Rule

The Near East Under Roman Rule

2 For Roman Egypt : N. Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule ( Oxford , 1983 ) , ch . 8 , pp . 156–84 ; D. Rathbone , ' Egypt , Augustus and Roman Taxation ...

Author: Benjamin H. Isaac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004107363

Category: History

Page: 481

View: 275

This is a collection of studies on the Roman Near East and Judaea, on Jewish history in the Roman period and on the Roman army in general. It includes papers on literary sources and inscriptions. Newly published material and recent studies are discussed and evaluated.
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Rudimental of a Vocabulary of Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Rudimental of a Vocabulary of Egyptian Hieroglyphics

About the Book Books about History of Ancient Egypt describe events that began with the Pharaonic Period (from 3,200 BC) through to the Macedonian conquest of 332 BC, the Roman conquest, and the 300 year rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Author: Samuel Sharpe

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 0649569377

Category:

Page: 198

View: 321

Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
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The Life and Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt A Study in the Origin of the Roman Empire

The Life and Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt  A Study in the Origin of the Roman Empire

A friend of mine, an eminent scholar, in discussing with me the scheme of this volume, earnestly exhorted me on the present occasion not to abide by this principle.

Author: Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465613844

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In the following pages it will be observed that, in order not to distract the reader, I have refrained from adding large numbers of notes, references, and discussions, such as are customary in works of this kind. I am aware that by telling a straightforward story in this manner I lay myself open to the suspicions of my fellow-workers, for there is always some tendency to take not absolutely seriously a book which neither prints chapter and verse for its every statement, nor often interrupts the text with erudite arguments. In the case of the subject which is here treated, however, it has seemed to me unnecessary to encumber the pages in this manner, since the sources of my information are all so well known; and I have thus been able to present the book to the reader in a style consonant with a principle of archæological and historical study to which I have always endeavoured to adhere—namely, the avoidance of as many of those attestations of learning as may be discarded without real loss. A friend of mine, an eminent scholar, in discussing with me the scheme of this volume, earnestly exhorted me on the present occasion not to abide by this principle. Remarking that the trouble with my interpretation of history was that I attempted to make the characters live, he urged me at least to justify the manner of their resuscitation in the eyes of the doctors of science by cramming my pages with extracts from my working notes, relevant or otherwise, and by smattering my text with Latin and Greek quotations. I trust, however, that he was speaking in behalf of a very small company, for the sooner this kind of jargon of scholarship is swept into the world’s dust-bin, the better will it be for public education. To my mind a knowledge of the past is so necessary to a happy mental poise that it seems absolutely essential for historical studies to be placed before the general reader in a manner sympathetic to him. “History,” said Emerson, “no longer shall be a dull book. It shall walk incarnate in every just and wise man. You shall not tell me by languages and titles a catalogue of the volumes you have read. You shall make me feel what periods you have lived.” Such has been my attempt in the following pages; and, though I am so conscious of my literary limitations that I doubt my ability to place the reader in touch with past events, I must confess to a sense of gladness that I, at any rate, with almost my whole mind, have lived for a time in the company of the men and women of long ago of whom these pages tell.
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Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt

Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt

In this fascinating social history Richard Alston examines the economic, cultural, social and legal aspects of a military career, illuminating the life and role of the individual soldier in the army.

Author: Richard Alston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134664757

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The province of Egypt provides unique archaeological and documentary evidence for the study of the Roman army. In this fascinating social history Richard Alston examines the economic, cultural, social and legal aspects of a military career, illuminating the life and role of the individual soldier in the army. Soldier and Society in Roman Eygpt provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the Roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox picture. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively well-integrated into local communities. The unsuspected scale of the army's involvement in these communities offers a new insight into both Roman rule in Egypt and Roman imperialism more generally.
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The Story of Cleopatra

The Story of Cleopatra

In fact, she was believed to have a manly face, a face which could by no means be considered beautiful. This book is an attempt to look at her life right from her birth until the day she took her own life.

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN:

Category: History

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In 30 B.C., Queen Cleopatra took her own life in a mausoleum in Alexandria, thus ending the reign of the last independent pharaohs of Egypt. After her death, Egypt became one of the many provinces of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra’s rule of more than two decades involved ruthless power struggles with her siblings and alliances and affairs with the likes of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. It was her life that inspired the very famous play written by Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra. While she is one of the most alluring figures in ancient history, not many people know the truth about her life, battles, and affairs. She was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and is often regarded in modern times as a symbol of female power in the ancient world. While many people considered her beauty as her biggest asset, the truth is that her intellect and her charms and her beautiful voice were actually her biggest assets. In fact, she was believed to have a manly face, a face which could by no means be considered beautiful. This book is an attempt to look at her life right from her birth until the day she took her own life.
Categories: History