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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Alcock’s book sought to unravel this dramatized perception through archaeological inquiries and cross-examination of textual records, to reconsider the often romanticized master-pupil relationship between Greece and Rome, and to provide the basis for vraecia new interpretation of conditions in Roman Greece. That is, when Rome was founded inGreek bards recite the Iliad and the Odyssey ; all Greek classical authors have died when Rome is still captz his childhood as a city.
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Adriana rated it liked it Apr 10, This is a book written by an archaeologist who is up-to-date with modern theory, but for those who may not be as au fait. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alcock’s book sought to unravel this dramatized perception through archaeological inquiries and cross-examination of textual records, to reconsider the often romanticized master-pupil relationship between Greece and R This is a very good source for understanding socioeconomic developments in Hellenistic and early Roman Greece, a period traditionally associated with the rise of an energetic, unrefined military power at the expense of the tragic descent of a once proud and prosperous civilization.
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Do you already have an account? Jonathan rated it greacia was amazing Oct 18, To address this mystery: The author traces social and economic developments from approximately BC to ADdrawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources. Well worth reading, although be ready for quite technical archaeological discussions at times.
Alcock considers, first and foremost, the archaeological evidence of Roman Greece and, especially, the long-held scholarly belief in a de-populated and weakened G I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I got back from Greece back in March.
The book benefits, and the initially off-putting though not unusual price seems far more reasonable in this light. Trivia About Graecia Capta: Thank you both very much indeed; I’m back to work this afternoon, and so back to the coffee shop for another half hour.
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Graecka Greece took captive her savage conqueror and brought her arts into rustic Latium. Therefore I’d be really grateful if someone could amplify a few points for me, I am going round in circles trying to revise all that I have read so far, and the highlighting my mistakes would be very useful.
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As so often in history, the native refuses to disappear and often remains on the substrate under innovative layer. Account Options Sign in. The Romans came very soon in relation to Greek culture: The cappta of nomenclature in the work is idiosyncratic. Malvina added it Feb 19, Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them.
Maintained Roman religion maintains its particular ritual character, the arts in general acquire a practical sense that they had not in Greece, science helps technique and especially the Roman law, based on common sense, maintains its vigor and energy. This book adopts a different approach, examining the impact of the Roman conquest from the point of view of the majority of Greek provincials.
The Roman provincial boundaries were to a degree artificial; Classical Greece properly included the Aegean islands and the Asia Minor coast.
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Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them. Why isn’t latium in the acc and so the object Artis is acc pl as it has to agree with latio?
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