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20, On the whole, the internal condition of -Egypt THE FIRST CENTURY ' 38 had steadily improved during" the first century of its government by the Romans. The immediate results of the conquest by Augustus, it is true, had not been favourable to its prosperity the trade and agriculture had been rapidly deteriorating under the later Ptolemies, and the sudden removal of all the portable property ; a large from the country,, did not tend to improve matters. / ) at any rate instance; though shortly afterwards the rate, subsequently normal, of twelve per cent, is found ( T0 ) and all signs point to a general scarcity The consequence of these difficulties may of money.

9. Talmis : Temple from behind. Cornelius Gallus had established with them; and their muster of 30,000 Ill-armed men had seized Syene, Elephantine, and Philse, defeating the Roman cohorts which were stationed in that Petronius, however, brought up a force of 10,000 infantry and 800 cavalry, and drove them back three district. THE FIRST CENTURY [30 UoC~ to Pselkis. There three clays were spent in fruitless negotiations, at the close of which the Romans defeated them, and successively stormed Pselkis, Premls, and the ^Ethiopian capital Nabata.

68 A,r>. M: >l ' f ,/*M$ . ^y^i $4^1 Mi Si FlG. 13. Tentyra: Portico of Temple, (Photo, by W, M. 1 1! ;^ F. ) antiquarian tour, ascending the Nile as far as Syene. He had, however, omitted to obtain permission from the emperor, and had thus broken the law laid down by Augustus, which forbade any Roman citizen of senatorial rank, without such permission, to enter Alexandria: he had also taken upon himself to open the public granaries in a time of scarcity, and allow the stores of wheat hoarded there to be sold, thus lowering the price of grain and had gone about among- the ; VISIT OlP GERMANTCUS 27 people in a Greek dress without guards, ^^ All these were capable of treasonable interpretation, especl?

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