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The newly-made king was well known to the Alexand in his sudden elevation andrian money-lenders from bankruptcy to a throne the mob saw an opportunity for the coarse humour in- which they delighted: they dressed up an idiot with a paper crown, and led him about the streets in mockery of the parvenu The disturbance once begun, as the Greeks king. might feel certain that Agrippa would lay the Jewish naturally : ; ; case before his friend the emperor, they proceeded to find a justification for their actions in the plea that the Jews had disregarded the order of Caligula for the erection of statues of himself in all temples, and to enter the Jewish synagogues for the purpose of placing therein such statues.

Nos. 12, 13, 19, 21, pp. , Ostraka. Hi. : No. i ; ix. p. U. No. 4. 636; Petrie, Hawara, p, 36, Nos. 41, 60, 166, K 208, 212-4, 238; Pap. M. 195, 256 n, 276, 277, 357, 445. Miscellaneous. ) Papyri. 197, from Apollinopolis Parva Koptos, ; a similar stele from Koptos (Petrie, p. 22). 7. During- the remainder of the reign of Augustus, and the whole of that of Tiberius, Egypt remained in a state of comparative tranquillity so that by the tenth year of the latter emperor the three Roman legions which had formed the original garrison of the country had been already reduced to two/ 145 The strict watch which Tiberius kept upon his ministers tended to preserve this tranquillity, by checking" any exaction or oppression on the part of the officials which might ; ) GOOD GOVERNMENT OF TIBERIUS have given occasion for disturbances FIG.

No. 20. R. 242; Pap. M. 177. e; , 9. RIOTING But the Alexandrian mob and the Roman soldiery. on the death of Tiberius the reins of empire passed into the weaker hands of Caland the old - standing igula enmity of Greeks and Jews soon ; found an occasion for open conflict in the eccentricities the for of The signal the outbreak was given by new emperor. the arrival of Agrippa at Alexandria on his way to the kingdom which his friendship with Caligula had secured him. __ C throws aligula I9 blame on the Greeks but it may the of visits be remarked that Agrippa and son to Alexandria were always coincident with riots.

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