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.
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.
Review of Lewis Naphthali Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule Oxford 1983
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'.
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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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.