The History of Egypt; From the Earliest Times Till the # Volume 2

The History of Egypt; From the Earliest Times Till the # Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Iemiliantts, Zoega, and of Valerian, the Alexandrians coined money Jfjypt. in the name of each emperor as soon as the news A.d. 2)2. reached Egypt that he had made Italy acknowledge Chronteon title. Gallus and his son reigned two years A.o. 254. and four months; iEmilianus, who rebelled in A. victor. Pannonia, reigned threo months; and Valerian reigned about six years. (6) Egypt, as a trading country, now suffered severely from the want of order and quiet government; and in particular since the reign of Alexander Severns it had been kept in a fever by rebellions, persecutions, and this unceasing change of rulers. Change brings the fear of change; and this fear checks trade, throws the labourer out of employment, and leaves the poor of the cities without wages, and without food. Famine is always followed by disChroaioon. ease, an(l Egypt and Alexandria were visited in the reign of Gallus by a dreadful plague, one of those scourges that force themselves on the notice of the historian. It was probably the same disease that in a less frightful form has been not uncommon in that country and in the lower parts of Syria. The physician Aretaeus 'AuU8i?bi.describes it under the name of ulcers on the tonsils. The unhappy sufferer was tortured at the same time with heat and cold. He breathed with pain; and his breath was so putrid that he could not bear his own smell. The face became discoloured and ghastly. The acuteness of the fever made the thirst extreme; and yet the wretched man was afraid to drink, for fear of the pain occasioned by swallowing. If he ventured to put a draught of water into his mouth, it was immediately thrown out at the nostrils witJi convulsive struggles. He was unable either to lie down or sit, but walked about in more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236491033
  • 9781236491039