Philo of Alexandria
A member of a great Jewish family, Philo of Alexandria was a philosopher who is noted for his comments on society during his time. He pointed out the difference in treatment of Alexandrians and Egyptians when they were punished, noting that the Egyptians were scourged with a different kind of lash and by a different set of people, the Alexandrians with a flat blade and the persons who wield them were also Alexandrians.
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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011