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Response to Elio Lo Cascio

Roger Bagnall

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the criteria of definition of urban communities in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, the non-agricultural character of the regional capitals, rates of urbanization in relation to ... More


Roman Egypt

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides necessary background by examining the wider world from which the desert fathers and desert monasticism emerged. It concentrates on Roman Egypt, its geography, history, politics, ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Kelly

in Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599615
eISBN:
9780191731525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599615.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the documentation that will be used in the book, and discusses the types of social history that can be written on the basis of this documentation. It then explains the choice ... More


“Like a thief in the night”: Self-help, Magisterial Authority, and Civilian Policing

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the diversity of policing and public order measures in the many areas of the Roman Empire that did not have soldier-police, including religion as social control, self-help, ... More


East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

As discussed here, we can situate the Persian-Egyptian conflict within a much more extensive story of Near Eastern-Egyptian opposition. Seen in this context, the Persian-Egyptian conflict was ... More


Egyptology in Antiquity

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Egyptology is generally considered to have begun in the nineteenth century, but the ancient Egyptians themselves were interested in their past and related to it in various ways. Greco-Roman contact ... More


Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Micaela Langellotti and D. W. Rathbone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This volume is the first to survey village institutions in Egypt during the first eight centuries AD, from the beginning of Roman rule to the early Arab period. Despite the many studies of society ... More


Kings and Regime Change in the Roman Republic

Olivier Hekster

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the ways in which political circumstances in Republican Rome were exploited by foreign kings to strengthen their positions. It argues that kings consciously used the ... More


Bilingualism in Roman Egypt

PFNELOPE FEWSTER

in Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Text

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199245062
eISBN:
9780191715129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245062.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines bilingualism in Roman Egypt from a historical rather than linguistic perspective. In particular, the problems of functioning in a society where administration was officially ... More


The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Michele George (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines family life in the Roman empire and Italy, focusing on the influence of Rome on provincial family structure and attitudes towards family life as well as regional differences in ... More


Introduction

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The challenging work of preventing internal disorder in the Roman Empire involved a variety of forces and measures, including policing. Previous scholarship has not fully grasped the extent and ... More


Painted Hellenes: Mummy Portraits from Late Roman Egypt

Susan Walker

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

About one thousand mummy portraits have survived from Roman Egypt. They constitute a unique record in colour of a group of individuals, many resident in the towns and villages of the Fayum, but ... More


Record-Offices in Villages in Roman Egypt

Micaela Langellotti

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Record-offices called grapheia are documented in villages in Egypt as early as the second century BC until well into the third century AD. This chapter investigates the role and nature of the ... More


Police Procedures and Petitions in Roman Egypt: The Role of Village Officials

Roberto Mascellari

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how far village officials were involved in the handling of crimes in the first three centuries of Roman rule in Egypt (AD I–III). Village officials played a primary role in the ... More


Imagining the Nile: Affordances and Contexts

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 2 analyzes general patterns in the iconography and contexts of Nilotic imagery at Pompeii. A discussion of the “cultural biography” of Nilotic imagery positions these frescoes and mosaics ... More


The Constitutio Antoniniana and Private Legal Practice in the Eastern Empire

José Luis Alonso

in Law in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198844082
eISBN:
9780191879739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844082.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

One of the greatest surprises that the papyri from Egypt brought to the founding fathers of Roman legal scholarship was the extent to which new citizens after 212 CE remained faithful to their own, ... More


Isotopes, Migration, and Sex: Investigating the Mobility of the Frontier Inhabitants of Roman Egypt

Amanda T. Groff and Tosha L. Dupras

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Egyptian oases were dynamic borderlands where culture, economic practices, and politics diverged from the Nile Valley. The cultural identities of the individuals inhabiting these frontiers during ... More


Dialogue and Transition

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC inaugurated a thousand years of intimate contact between the Egyptian and Classical worlds, both physical and conceptual, which led ultimately ... More


Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Benjamin Kelly

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599615
eISBN:
9780191731525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599615.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the contribution that petitioning and litigation made to the maintenance of the social order in Roman Egypt (30 BC-AD 284). It does this by exploiting the many hundreds of legal ... More


Credit and Financial Capital in Roman Egypt

Merav Haklai

in Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198841845
eISBN:
9780191877995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841845.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Roman Egypt sets an example of a monetized society in which credit was widely used in both monetary and in-kind transactions. During the first two and a half centuries of Roman rule, interactions ... More


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