A History of Egypt under Roman Rule by J. Grafton Milne

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1887, p. 419, No. 125. A. xviii. p. 107. S. B. A. v. pp. 84 ft, K. 3VI, 5790 vii. pp. 1 1 ff. No. 20. R. 242; Pap. M. 177. e; , 9. RIOTING But the Alexandrian mob and the Roman soldiery. on the death of Tiberius the reins of empire passed into the weaker hands of Caland the old - standing igula enmity of Greeks and Jews soon ; found an occasion for open conflict in the eccentricities the for of The signal the outbreak was given by new emperor. the arrival of Agrippa at Alexandria on his way to the kingdom which his friendship with Caligula had secured him.

Among* strategoi almost disappear in the Byzantine period, and their place appears to have been taken in the Arsmoite nome by the pagarchs, who were not, however, like them, appointed to the charge of a nome, but merely to thatof a pagus or division of a nome/ 1 - ) In the Herniopolite nome the prsepositus pagi held an identical 121 At Oxyrhynchos there is found another position/ official, the logistes, who more nearly resembled the strategos in the extent of his jurisdiction over the whole nome, and who fulfilled similar duties < 12 he is once associated with the strategos/ 123 ) 28.

The military authorities still took a considerable part in the administration of justice, especially with regard to criminal offences. The correspondence of Flavins Abinnaeus, prefect of the camp at Dionysias in the reign of Constantius IL, shows that complaints were frequently laid before him with petitions for redress against injuries ; and the superior officer whose aid he was requested to invoke was the dux, another 120 ) That his judicial functions were military official/ i4 ORGANISATION OF EGYPT UNDER THE ROMANS perhaps somewhat irregular, may be gathered from the fact that on one occasion a serious dispute as to jurisdiction arose between him and the civil officials,/ -") 1 However, though as a military officer he may not have possessed any statutory powers in such legal matters, and he his authority was unquestionably recognised had the great advantage over the local officials, that his decisions could be promptly enforced by the soldiers ; under his command.

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