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Egypt After Cleopatra: Society And Culture In A Roman Province
Trailer. When Egypt came under Roman rule in 30 BC, its administrative machinery certainly changed. But what of the social and cultural impacts of these transitions? Did the inhabitants of Egypt begin to identify as Romans? Did political and administrative change really impinge on the deeper structures and processes of life on the Nile, such as the relationship of people to their gods, the interactions between men and women, and the cycle of births and deaths? In this course we explore these issues, making particular use of the rich papyrological evidence from the period.