EMPIRES IN PARALLEL? EGYPT AND ROME (P)

Posted January 18th, 2010 by admin
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When Cleopatra VII died and Rome took over Egypt, the New Kingdom, Egypt’s own period of empire, seemed far in the past; over 1000 years back, in fact. So is it really likely that the Roman Empire can tell us anything about ancient Egypt?
Surprisingly, the answer is ‘Yes’. In fact the course followed by both empires, through a whole range of aspects, was uncannily similar.   P

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