Gamma Correction

VD: Jesus Christ was no more a refugee than a guy who moves from California to New Mexico is. He moved with his parents from one Roman province to another one.

SMART BOY ON GAB: Curious, I don’t recall Egypt being under Roman control during that time period.

VD: Egypt was formally incorporated into the Roman Empire as a province 27 years before Jesus Christ was born by Augustus Caesar.

“I added Egypt to the empire of the Roman people.” With these words the emperor Augustus summarized the subjection of Cleopatra’s kingdom in the great inscription that records his achievements. The province was to be governed by a viceroy, a prefect with the status of a Roman knight who was directly responsible to the emperor. The first viceroy was the Roman poet and soldier Gaius Cornelius Gallus.