Having been convicted of extortion, he committed suicide (Cicero, De Legibus, i.
With the accession of Ismail (q.v.) there followed a period of wild extravagance and reckless borrowing accompanied by the extortion of every piastre possible from the fellahin.
On his return to Rome (S4) he was accused of extortion in his province.
But these concessions are unfavourably interpreted and much extortion results.
Provincial governors were kept under strict supervision; extortion was practically unheard of; the jus Latii was bestowed upon several communities; special officials were instituted for the control of the finances; and the emperor's interest in provincial affairs was shown by his personal assumption of various municipal offices.