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Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece

by: Alcock, S.E.

Price: 42,05 EURO

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Category: Ancient Topography / Geography / History
Code: 20752
ISBN-13: 9780521568197 / 978-0-521-56819-7
ISBN-10: 0521568196 / 0-521-56819-6
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 307
Book Condition: New

This book explores the impact of the Roman conquest of Greece from the point of view of the majority of Greek provincials. The author traces social and economic developments from approximately 200 BC to AD 200, drawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources. Archaeology evidence, in particular the new data provided by archaeological surface survey, is especially emphasized. The work is divided into four separate 'landscapes' - rural, civic, provincal, and sacred. This framework allows an exploration of conditions in the countryside, of the organization of the Early Roman city, of the provincial structure of Greece as a whole, and of the repercussions of conquest upon Greek sacred geography. The book does not aim to present a detailed political history, but offers insights into the many changes that accompanied Greece's passage into the Roman imperial sphere. Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them.

Author uses archaeological surface survey data in combination with literary sources - an unusual approach to ancient history writing
Little else available about Greece under Roman rule
Graecia capta are the first words of a poem by the Roman writer Horace, referring to Greece's cultural victory over her captor, Rome

Table of Contents
1. The problem of Roman Greece
2. The rural landscape
3. The civic landscape
4. The provincial landscape
5. The sacred landscape
6. Greece within the empire
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

 
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Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece

by: Alcock, S.E.

  • ISBN-13: 9780521568197 / 978-0-521-56819-7
  • ISBN-03: 0521568196 / 0-521-56819-6
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996

Price: 42,05 EURO

1 copy in stock