Egypt’s Stance

We must have all read from our history books that Egypt was a land that was sophisticated and a land high above the rest. So it was no surprise that the Roman province of Egypt was a prized possession for them. Even when the Romans conquered it, the country had already held a sophisticated economy and culture. It had already blossomed as a society.

Affluent Lands

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There was a catch though, Italy was wealthier than Egypt. So that made Egypt become a key supplier of grain for the Romans. But even so, there was no huge gap as such economically because Egypt was not a backward country in general. The Egyptian port and capital of Alexandria were just a little smaller than Rome itself in size and significance.