- Oct 2018
African grain also continued to be important. Thus, whenever Roman emperors suffered a usurpation or rebellion in Africa, e.g. Domitius Alexander and Gildo, they dealt with the issue quickly.Thanks! You just slapped me upside the head.
It didn't sound right to me that Egyptian wheat only became important to Rome in ACE ... but you are absolutely correct. Egypt became the most important single source for Roman wheat in ACE. I'm having difficulty finding out where their wheat went in BCE.
It looks like there was a major switchover from barley to wheat in Ptolemaic times to address "foreign" markets, but I can only guess Greece, Cyprus, & the Middle East? Any help here?