Rome ruled Egypt for several hundred years. Professor Anna Lucille Boozer, the Graduate Centre and Baruch College, The City University of New York, joins the show to discuss what life was like in Roman Egypt.
Some topics explored
- How Rome came to rule Egypt
- What interested Rome in Egypt
- Different ethnic-based social and tax hierarchies established
- What life was like in in Roman Egypt
- The types of common professions in Egypt
- Popular urban centres
- Domestic life including living and sleeping arrangements in dwellings
- The role of men and women in families
- Religious worship, including how and where it was conducted
- The use of slavery in Roman Egypt
- Popular food and beverages in Egypt
- How Rome eventually lost control of its rule in Egypt
- How Rome’s hegemony for a period of time in Egypt may have influenced Egypt contemporarily
Listen to the episode
The episode is available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Dr. Boozer is author of the forthcoming monograph At Home in Roman Egypt: A Social Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and a co-editor of the book Archaeology of Empire: Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories (published by University of New Mexico Press and Society for Advanced Research, 2020)
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