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Saturday, January 06, 2007

J. de Jong, Emperors in Egypt (Diss. Nijmegen)

Emperors in Egypt
The Representation and Perception of Roman Imperial Power in Greek Papyrus Texts from Egypt, AD 193-284 7 December 2006

Roman emperors had to implement drastic reforms in the third century. In order to retain their position of power in this turbulent period they developed an emperor ideology. With this they increasingly laid claim to their dynastic and godly position, says Dutch researcher Janneke de Jong. Using Greek papyrus texts she investigated how the power of Roman emperors was presented and received in Egypt, at that time a Roman province.
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