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

Robert B. Jackson


This book examines the history of the most important sites that constitute Rome's Egyptian frontier, and provides a summary of what is currently known or theorized about the Roman occupation of these sites. It describs the period spanning 29 bc to the end of the fifth century ad, including the two centuries of the late Roman period, ending at approximately the start of the Byzantine period. The book aims to attract the attention of Egyptian government officials, archaeological funding organizations, and adventure tour companies, so that they might take further steps to protect not only Greco-R ... More

Keywords: Rome's Egyptian frontier, Roman period, Byzantine period, Egypt, Greco-Roman sites, Roman stability, desert

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300088564
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Jackson, author