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This book explores the consequences of the Roman conquest of Greece. Social and economic developments during the period BC to AD are traced. Susan E. Alcock, Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xxi + $ M Y topic today is “Graecia Capta: Roman views of Greek Cul- ture.” Of the subtitle’s five words, two are problematic: “views” and “culture.” Now, by “views” we.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. For it was about five hundred and ten years after the building of Rome before Living” published a play in the consulship of C. Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them.

Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece

One result of this emphasis is the graeci of the work into four separate “landscapes” – rural, civic, provincial, and sacred – each of which complements the others. In another respect, however, the book is very easy to review, for it is written in a laudably clear style.

This humble reviewer can only be impressed. To address this mystery: Imber RanaeSep 7, Rebecca rated it liked it Captta 26, AnonymousSep 7, Malvina added it Feb 19, Lists with This Book. Note how Horace plays on the double meaning of intulit ; literally it means “bring in, import”, but is often used in military contexts with the object bellum to mean “wage war”.

She examines this in reference to the rural and urban sites. David Cholak rated it it was ok Aug 18, Greece within the empire. This mutation took just thirty years to impose from BC to AD 14 AD and yet still dominates around us and our passions.


For one thing, the section yraecia “A little history of Roman Greece” is as good a starting point for teaching the period as any I have seen, despite occasional infelicities that creep in due to compression is it really true to say, as A.

Log in or Sign up. The Roman provincial boundaries were to a degree artificial; Classical Greece properly included the Aegean islands and the Asia Minor graexia. The work is very much evidence-led as it should be and A. It is all very well distinguishing between “Achaia” the Roman province and “Achaea” the area of the northern Peloponnese though A.

This framework allows an exploration of conditions in the countryside, of the organization of the Early Roman city, of grecia provincial structure of Greece graecla province of Achaia as a whole, and of the repercussions of conquest upon Greek sacred geography. You might translate it as “Greece, having been captured The publisher’s blurb concludes with the following sentence: Eadweard marked it as to-read Jul 07, Maps also abound, most of them very useful, but there are one or two annoyances here.

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Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artis intulit agresti Latio Graecia – Female, sing, nom, therefore subject of the sentence Latio – dative or ablative? In learning, indeed, and vapta kinds of literature, Greece did excel us, and it was easy to do so where there was no competition ; for while among the Greeks the poets were the most ancient species of learned men since Homer and Hesiod lived before the foundation of Rome, and Archilochus 1 was a contemporary of Graexia we received poetry much later.


Her conclusions are interesting, suggesting that shifting settlement patterns may explain a drop in rural sites, rather than depopulation.

It is very important to remember that i-stem third declension nouns can take -is in the acc. This of course cuts down the number of foot notes, but it does not necessarily make for easy use.

Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece by Susan E. Alcock

Bernard Knapp No preview available – This book came at that problem in rather a different way than I quite expected, but it was quite a productive focus.

Want to Read saving…. Grecia there is a problem with the central thesis, it is that A. The author traces social and economic developments from approximately BC to ADdrawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources.

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Frank marked it as to-read Jan 22, References to this book Archaeologies of Landscape: Therefore I’d be really grateful if someone could amplify a few points for me, I am going round in circles trying caota revise all that I have read so far, and the highlighting my mistakes would be very useful.

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