A History of Egypt Volume 5

A History of Egypt Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...being told by the saint that he was a murderer, remembered an incident which had apparently passed out of his memory--how he had taken his sword, gone out, and killed a woman, no reason whatever being suggested for this.(570) At the same time the dux was on his way up the river; and, when a number of robbers were presented to him, he promptly put them to death without trial/577) But the lawlessness of Egypt was unquestionably much greater in the latter half of the Roman period; and, as has already been seen, during the last fifty years before the Arab conquest, the country was practically in a state of anarchy. APPENDIX I THE ROMAN GARRISON IN EGYPT Under Augustus, the Roman garrison of Egypt was furnished by three legions, one of which was stationed at Alexandria and a second at Babylon; together with nine cohorts, three being at Alexandria and three at Syene (Strabo, xvii. i). But one legion had already been withdrawn by the time of Tiberius (Tac. Ann. iv. 5), and the garrison continued at this strength, the legions left being the iii Cyrenaica and the xxii Deiotariana, till the time of Trajan, who, not before the year 99 (cf. B.G.U. 140), withdrew these two and substituted for them a single new one, the ii Traiana Fortis, which continued to serve in Egypt for the rest of its history. There is no further account to be found of the Roman army in Egypt as a whole till that given by the Notitia Dignitatum, which mentions eight legions, eleven companies of cavalry, thirty alae, and nineteen cohorts, as stationed in the province. The Roman troops in Egypt were, as has been shown by Mommsen (Hermes, xix. p. 4), mainly recruited from Egypt; with the exception that, in the first century, when the iii Cyrenaica and xxii Deiotariana were in...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893921
  • 9781236893925