The development of the Roman provinces in Egypt and Arabia (1st cent. BC – 6th cent. AD)
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I. Aegyptus

The annexation of the Ptolemaic heartland as a Roman province took place after Roman forces occupied Alexandria on 1 August 30 BC. Augustus, at the time still bearing the name C. Iulius Caesar Divi filius, commanded this action in his capacity as consul IV and by authority of the oath obliging him to prosecute the war against Cleopatra on behalf of all Italy and the western provinces. Aegyptus was the first province he esta…

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Olshausen, E., “The development of the Roman provinces in Egypt and Arabia (1st cent. BC – 6th cent. AD)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA178>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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