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Aegypto Capta

Friederike Herklotz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5746 words.

This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the...

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Government, Taxation, and Law

Andrea Jördens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 6831 words.

This article discusses government, taxation, and law in Roman Egypt. The most striking feature of the Egyptian provincial government remains its overall structure, in particular the...

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The Roman Army in Egypt

Rudolf Haensch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 7585 words.

This article concentrates on the characteristics specific to the Roman army in Egypt, providing an overview of the subject and emphasizing the developing insights of scholarship. The first...

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Status and Citizenship

Andrea Jördens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 7301 words.

This article discusses Roman status and citizenship. Fiscal interests were mainly at stake in the rigid status policy of the Romans, with its division of the population into cives Romani,...

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The Theban Region Under the Roman Empire

Adam Łajtar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 8746 words.

The Theban region refers to a portion of the Nile Valley north and south of the site of Thebes (modern Luxor), in Upper Egypt. This article describes the Theban region in both Ptolemaic and...

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