Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri.

Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule

Author: Naphtali Lewis

Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists

ISBN: 9780788505607

Page: 240

View: 614

This classic book by the `doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri. The unique climate of Egypt has preserved tens of thousands of records, covering a period of some 4,000 years from 3000 BC to AD 1000. Focusing on just part of this period (30 BC to AD 285), this book offers the perfect introduction to the possible uses of such material. The author takes a thematic approach, discussing the various areas of daily life into which papyri offer unique insights. From the production of food, to `works and days of Gods and Goblins' and `rendering unto Caesar', Naphtali Lewis uses quotations from the sources combined with an encyclopedic knowledge of the cultural context to bring a seemingly obscure class of evidence to life. "Lewis's writing is masterful in the amount of knowledge displayed and brilliant in the clarity with which complicated subjects are discussed." - Michael Woloch, The American Historical Review.

Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

192 Egypt, prefect of Provincial rule of Egypt was based on centuries of traditions.
Many titles applied ... The new Roman occupation, however, demanded a more
centralized form of government. ... Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford ...

Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110278

Page: 657

View: 415

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.

Tradition and Transformation Egypt under Roman Rule

HAW 10.3.3.2. Rechtsgeschichte des Altertums 3.3.2. München. Legras, B. 2004.
L'Égypte grecque et romaine. Paris. Lewis, N. 1983. Life in Egypt under Roman
rule. Oxford. ——— 1993. The demise of the Demotic document: when and why.

Tradition and Transformation  Egypt under Roman Rule

Author: Katja Lembke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004189599

Page: 520

View: 621

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.

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Immigration to Egypt , its attractions : Lewis 15-21 . Greek communities : Lewis 9-
10 . Intermarriage : Lewis 27-29 . Citizenship under Roman rule : N. Lewis , Life
in Egypt under Roman Rule ( Oxford 1983 ) 19-35 . Intermarriage more common
 ...

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866012

Page: 163

View: 778

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.

The Near East Under Roman Rule

This text is unique because it is the only document of its kind (outside Egypt)”
which enables a precise reconstruction of the procedure followed by the ... For
Roman Egypt: N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (Oxford, 1983), ch. 8, pp
.

The Near East Under Roman Rule

Author: Benjamin H. Isaac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004107366

Page: 481

View: 853

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.

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 ...

Roman Egypt

Author: Livia Capponi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1853997269

Page: 89

View: 529

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.

Forms of Devotion

48Lewis , Life in Egypt under Roman Rule , 159 - 84 ; Bagnall , Egypt in Late
Antiquity , 15360 , 172 - 74 ; Boak , " An Egyptian Farmer , ” 39 - 53 . 49Lewis ,
Life in Egypt under Roman Rule , 163 - 65 , 183 – 84 ; Bagnall , Egypt in Late
Antiquity ...

Forms of Devotion

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815330721

Page: 324

View: 664

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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 ...

Egypt  Greece  and Rome

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199651922

Page: 759

View: 760

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.

The Roman Empire

[Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 127] Berlin Kron,
G. (2000) 'Roman ley-farming', JRA 13:277–87 Kron, G. (2012) 'Food production',
... London and New York Lewis, N. (1983) Life in Egypt under Roman Rule.

The Roman Empire

Author: Peter Garnsey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534905

Page: 288

View: 111

During the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in an expanded edition of the original, pathbreaking account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history. Additions to the second edition include an introductory chapter which sets the scene and explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. A second extra chapter assesses how far Rome's subjects resisted her hegemony. Addenda to the chapters throughout offer up-to-date bibliography and point to new evidence and approaches which have enlivened Roman history in recent decades.

Violence in Roman Egypt

IntroductIon: the PresentatIon of the self In everyday lIfe 1. An issue posed, in a
different register, in the ... See also Naphtali Lewis, Life in Egypt Under Roman
Rule (Oxford: Clarendon, 1983), 79–80. J. L. White, The Form and Structure of
the ...

Violence in Roman Egypt

Author: Ari Z. Bryen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208218

Page: 376

View: 698

What can we learn about the world of an ancient empire from the ways that people complain when they feel that they have been violated? What role did law play in people's lives? And what did they expect their government to do for them when they felt harmed and helpless? If ancient historians have frequently written about nonelite people as if they were undifferentiated and interchangeable, Ari Z. Bryen counters by drawing on one of our few sources of personal narratives from the Roman world: over a hundred papyrus petitions, submitted to local and imperial officials, in which individuals from the Egyptian countryside sought redress for acts of violence committed against them. By assembling these long-neglected materials (also translated as an appendix to the book) and putting them in conversation with contemporary perspectives from legal anthropology and social theory, Bryen shows how legal stories were used to work out relations of deference within local communities. Rather than a simple force of imperial power, an open legal system allowed petitioners to define their relationships with their local adversaries while contributing to the body of rules and expectations by which they would live in the future. In so doing, these Egyptian petitioners contributed to the creation of Roman imperial order more generally.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Life in Egypt under Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Mattingly, D. I. 1997.
Dialogues in Roman Imperialism: Power, Discourse, and DiscrepantExperi—
ence in the Roman Empire. Portsmouth, RI: Iournal of Roman Archaeology.
Millett ...

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Author: Christina Riggs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626333

Page: 816

View: 763

Roman Egypt is a critical area of interdisciplinary research, which has steadily expanded since the 1970s and continues to grow. Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate cultural discourse involving themes that resonate today - east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the management of agriculture and trade. Roman Egypt was a literal and figurative crossroads shaped by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and framed by permeable boundaries of self and space. This handbook is unique in drawing together many different strands of research on Roman Egypt, in order to suggest both the state of knowledge in the field and the possibilities for collaborative, synthetic, and interpretive research. Arranged in seven thematic sections, each of which includes essays from a variety of disciplinary vantage points and multiple sources of information, it offers new perspectives from both established and younger scholars, featuring individual essay topics, themes, and intellectual juxtapositions.

A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

CHAPTER X LIFE IN THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF EGYPT 1 . The recent
discoveries of papyri have thrown a considerable amount of light on the life of the
inhabitants of Egypt during the period of Roman rule ; and some points in
particular ...

A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule

Author: Joseph Grafton Milne

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 262

View: 509

Village Life in Roman Egypt

This book presents the first detailed study of Tebtunis, a village in Egypt within the Roman Empire, in the first century AD. It is founded on the archive material of the local notarial office, or grapheion, which was run by a man named ...

Village Life in Roman Egypt

Author: Micaela Langellotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192572164

Page: 320

View: 591

This book presents the first detailed study of Tebtunis, a village in Egypt within the Roman Empire, in the first century AD. It is founded on the archive material of the local notarial office, or grapheion, which was run by a man named Kronion for most of the mid-first century. The archive, unparalleled in antiquity, includes over two hundred documents written on papyrus which attest a wide range of transactions made by the villagers over defined periods of time, in particular the years AD 42 and 45-7 under the reign of the emperor Claudius. This evidence provides a unique insight into various aspects of village life: the level of participation in the written contractual economy; the socio-economic stratification of the village, including the position of women, slaves, priests, and the role of the elite; the functions of associations; the types and importance of agriculture; and non-agricultural activities. This multitude of data reveals a highly diversified village economy, a large involvement in written transactions among all the strata of the population, and a rural society living mostly above subsistence level. Tebtunis provides a model of village society that can be used to understand the majority of the population within the Roman Empire who lived outside cities in the Mediterranean, particularly in the other eastern and more Hellenized provinces.

The Letters of St Antony

The position of the Egyptian towns , the metropoleis , was strengthened by the
introduction of local self - rule , Roman ... Life in Egypt under Roman rule , Oxford
1983 , and for the administrative reaction to the crisis , Jacqueline Lallemand ...

The Letters of St  Antony

Author: Samuel Rubenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780800629106

Page: 260

View: 191

This book revolutionizes our understanding of the life and thought of the great anchorite father of the Egyptian desert. It is a signal contribution to our knowledge of Egyptian Christianity in the third and fourth centuries.—Birger Pearson, Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Samuel Rubenson, by means of a fresh analysis of the letters of St. Antony, exposes the distortion of the picture of early Christian monks as unlettered and primitive. Rubenson describes the desert monasteries as centers of theological reflection in Egypt, showing how they combined the speculative philosophy of the Greeks and the biblical tradition. Included in this volume is a new translation of the letters themselves, which are shown to be authentic and an important source for the study of the desert fathers and the early monastic tradition. The later image of Antony is demonstrated to be influenced by church politics of the latter part of the fourth century. Samuel Rubenson is Associate Professor at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Prostitution Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome

Lewis, “Egypt” = N. Lewis, “'Greco-Roman Egypt': Fact or Fiction?” in Proceedings
of the Twelfth International Congress of Papyrology (Toronto 1970) 3–14. Lewis,
Life = N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (Oxford 1983). Lewis ...

Prostitution  Sexuality  and the Law in Ancient Rome

Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882946

Page: 436

View: 689

This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Life on the Fringe: Living in the Southern Egyptian Deserts During the Roman
and EarlyByzantine Periods. Leiden: ... Ancient Gold Mining in the Eastern Desert
of Egypt and the Nubian Desert of Sudan. ... Life in Egypt under Roman Rule.

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896114

Page: 480

View: 982

This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification

Materia Magica

The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus, and Spain Andrew Wilburn
... N. Lewis, Life in Egypt under Roman rule (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983),
78479; J.-J: Aubert, “Threatened wombs: Aspects of ancient uterine magic,”
GRBS ...

Materia Magica

Author: Andrew Wilburn

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472117793

Page: 342

View: 172

Approaches ancient magical practice through archaeology and social history

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 ...

Roman Egypt

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781720603757

Page: 62

View: 747

*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.

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Kasher, A. The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt: The Struggle for Equal
Rights. Rev. Eng. ed. Tubingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1985. Lewis, N. Life in Egypt under
Roman Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135456690

Page: 1912

View: 555

Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

Cleopatra

Closing pages explain what became of Cleopatra's Egypt under Roman control and Cleopatra's legacy. This work includes a glossary, index and recommended further reading.

Cleopatra

Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 9781904642909

Page: 48

View: 194

Born into the bitter sweet power struggle for the Egyptian throne, Cleopatra appeals to the Roman general Julius Ceasar, who crushes her enemies. But after his brutal murder in Rome, Cleopatra's affections switch to the brave Mark Anthony. Their affair causes political turmoil in the Roman Empire, and sets he stage for war. The speech bubbles and strip cartoon-style illustrations of the graphic novel create a dynamic format that encourages readers to engage with the characters and get involved in the story. Opening pages provide historical context about Ancient Egypt and the struggle for power in the Mediterranean region. Closing pages explain what became of Cleopatra's Egypt under Roman control and Cleopatra's legacy. This work includes a glossary, index and recommended further reading. It fits into the guidelines for Key Stage 2 History and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.