At Empire's Edge

At Empire's Edge : Exploring Rome's Egyptian Frontier

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When Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire in 30 B.C. after the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, its vast and mysterious frontier lands had an important impact on the commerce, politics, and culture of the empire. This engrossing book -- part history and part gazetteer -- focuses on Rome's Egyptian frontier, describing the ancient fortresses, temples, settlements, quarries, and aqueducts scattered throughout the region and conveying a vivid sense of what life was like for its inhabitants.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 378 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 30mm | 920.79g
  • Yale University Press
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • 100, black & white illustrations, b&w
  • 0300088566
  • 9780300088564
  • 1,499,487

About Robert B. Jackson

Robert B. Jackson is chair of the department of history at The American International School of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

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Review quote

"A concise and excellent introduction to Rome's Egyptian frontier. Jackson has a remarkable ability to evoke the atmosphere of a site by describing his own experience. The book is easy to read and difficult to put down." Rudolf Winkes, Brown University

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