Arthur Verhoogt F'08

Arthur  Verhoogt
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initatives
Classical Studies
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
last updated: 7/22/2019

ACLS Fellowship Program 2008
Associate Professor
Classical Studies
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Village Elites in Egypt Between Ptolemaic and Roman Rule

This project, based on detailed analysis of papyrus documents, describes 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. It shows how the two parts that made up the village elites in the Ptolemaic period (one "Egyptian," the other "Greek") responded in various ways to the new, legally defined, and precisely termed way in which the Romans measured class and status, which was completely different from how these had been measured under Ptolemaic rule.