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In the summer of 35 C.E., the social temperature in Alexandria reached its boiling point when Flaccus made public the lists resulting from the census that he had called two years earlier. In March 37 C.E., the Alexandrian citizens succeeded in obtaining from emperor Gaius an adjudication that imposed territorial limits on the presence of the Jews in the city. The political transformation that the Romans imposed onto Alexandria from the beginning of their domination of Egypt, then, is the background and basis of the problems of the summer of 38 C.E. At the end of July/beginning of August of 38 C.E., Agrippa arrived in Alexandria with Gaius' mandata that made executive Flaccus' second appointment as the prefect of Alexandria and Egypt.

Keywords: Alexandria; Flaccus; Rome



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