chapter  VIII
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THERE is a great temptation to devote many pages to this country in view of the multitude of documents that has been reaching us in a constant stream during the last third of a century. But the vast extent of the subject forbids us to think of giving more than a sort of synopsis or summary, which will not be in too violent contrast with the perspective of our general view of the Empire. After all, many of the institutions of Roman Egypt were merely borrowed from those of the Ptolemies, which have already been described in another volume.1