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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This book adopts a different approach, examining the impact of the Roman conquest from the point of view of the majority of Greek provincials. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Graeca is equally cautious about this type of evidence, dividing all the survey data she uses into three categories, “A”, “B” and “C”, depending on the reliability of the data collection.
References to this book Archaeologies of Landscape: Rebecca rated it liked it Aug 26, Preview — Graecia Capta by Susan E.
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Timothy Smith marked it as to-read Oct 01, One result of this emphasis is the division of the work into four separate “landscapes” – rural, civic, provincial, and sacred – each of which complements the others.
This may seem strange, but the idea Horace is trying to convey is that when barbarian Rome militarily conquered Greece, Rome itself was metaphorically conquered by Greece’s civilization or artesas Horace calls it.
Alcock considers, first and foremost, the archaeological evidence of Roman Greece and, especially, the long-held scholarly belief in a de-populated and weakened Greece in the era of the Romans. Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them. This framework allows an exploration of conditions in the countryside, of the organization of the Early Roman city, of the provincial structure of Greece the province of Achaia as a whole, and of the repercussions of conquest upon Greek sacred geography.
These areas have been largely relegated to comparative notes and do not really start to impinge upon the text until the last chapter, which is a pity. 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”.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The publisher’s blurb concludes with the following sentence: AnonymousSep 10, Page 29 requires me to translate Horace, I’ll show my thinking so far, and would appreciate any comments and corrections.
I would also have liked to have seen more discussion of how violent disputes over territory between individual Greek cities under the empire discussed on pp.
Photographs come out best, being remarkably clear considering that they are printed on the text pages and not as plates. I’m sure to have more questions and will let you know.
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Sarah added it May 23, I also find it curious that she should chose to illustrate the process of synoecism with a Classical example, that of Megalopolis p. Daniel Oglesby marked it as to-read Aug 13, Other editions – View all Vapta Capta: In her Loeb quotes A. In his prologue summarizes the content and purpose of his work: Or Greece if it a neuter noun is wild, but that would be contrary to what I gather is the meaning of the capga
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Eadweard marked it as to-read Jul 07, Cicero recognizes it well in his Tusculans Dispute, I, 1. Bret rated it really liked it Dec 18, Her conclusions are interesting, suggesting that shifting settlement patterns may explain a drop in rural sites, rather than depopulation.
Doctrina Graecia nos et omni litterarum genere superabat; in quo erat facile vincere non repugnantes. Jennifer Berenson added it Aug 18, Even those scholars whose specialisms lie capya Roman Greece will find much of interest and use in the gradcia.
All these, however, are minor quibbles, and should not be allowed to detract from the overall achievement of the work. AnonymousSep 7, Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio. Books by Susan E.
The enjoyment starts the vision of that what desire had only begun gfaecia unravel. Maira rated it really liked it Feb 05, Thanks for any help. Myles Lobdell added it Dec 30, In his prologue summarizes the content and purpose of his work:. As so often in history, the native refuses to disappear and often remains on the substrate under innovative layer.
This humble reviewer can only be graeciw. I am trying to learn Latin from GDA Sharpley’s Essential Latinby sitting in a quiet corner of a coffee shop for 40 mins before work each day and working through the exercises as methodically as I can. Bernard Knapp No preview available –