Roman Period


Roman Period
(30 BC–395 AD)
   The term used by Egyptologists to designate the period when Egypt was under the direct rule of Roman emperors in Rome whose representative, the prefect of Egypt, was the effective governor of the country. Egypt was regarded as the private property of the Roman ruler, and Roman citizens were not allowed to enter the country without imperial permission. Privileges were granted to Greek residents, but these were strictly defined and more limited than during the Ptolemaic Period. Construction work on Egyptian templeswas undertaken, but there was no official recognition of the use of the Egyptian language, especially in legal contexts. After the court was moved to Constantinople, Egypt was ruled as part of the Eastern Empire during the Byzantine Period.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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