Arthur Verhoogt will reveal what life was like for Egyptian soldiers in the Roman army in the first two centuries A.D., in a public lecture at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (7 April 2015).
More details about the lecture (in Dutch).
Arthur Verhoogt’s interview about the life of Egyptian soldiers in Mare, Leiden University’s Newsletter (in Dutch)
About the Speaker
Prof. dr. Arthur Verhoogt is Professor of Papyrology and Greek at the University of Michigan. During the year 2014/2015 he resides at NIAS, carrying out a detailed analysis of papyrus documents, describing the various strategies that local elites used to hold on to power in the changing social circumstances of the transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule in Egypt.