By John Bauschatz

This publication examines the actions of a wide array of law enforcement officials in Ptolemaic Egypt (323–30 BC) and argues that Ptolemaic police officers loved nice autonomy, delivering suggestions to even the bottom degrees of society whilst crimes have been devoted. through the approximately three hundred years of Ptolemaic rule, sufferers of crime in all components of the Egyptian nation-state referred to as on neighborhood police officers to enquire crimes; carry trials; and arrest, query and infrequently even imprison wrongdoers. Drawing on a wide physique of textual facts for the cultural, social and financial interactions among country and citizen, John Bauschatz demonstrates that the police procedure used to be effective, potent, and principally autonomous of imperative executive controls. No different legislation enforcement association displaying this sort of measure of autonomy and suppleness looks in extant facts from the remainder of the Greco-Roman world.

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