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The Resource Graecia capta : the landscapes of Roman Greece, Susan E. Alcock

Graecia capta : the landscapes of Roman Greece, Susan E. Alcock

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Graecia capta : the landscapes of Roman Greece
Title
Graecia capta
Title remainder
the landscapes of Roman Greece
Statement of responsibility
Susan E. Alcock
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Greece, the captive, took her savage victor captive ..." wrote the Roman poet Horace, and the assumption that Greece ultimately conquered Rome through its superior culture has tended to dictate past studies of Roman Greece. 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 author traces social and economic developments from approximately 200 BC to AD 200, drawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources. Archaeological evidence, in particular the new data provided by archaeological surface survey, is especially emphasized. 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 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. The book does not present a detailed political history, but attempts instead to question our usual preconceptions about the relationship of Greece and Rome by offering some insight 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
  • "Greece, the captive, took her savage victor captive..." wrote the Roman poet Horace, and the assumption that Greece ultimately conquered Rome through its superior culture has tended to dictate past studies of Roman Greece. 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 author traces social and economic developments from approximately 200 BC to AD 200, drawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources. Archaeological evidence, in particular the new data provided by archaeological surface survey, is especially emphasized. 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 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. The book does not present a detailed political history, but attempts instead to question our usual preconceptions about the relationship of Greece and Rome by offering some insight 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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alcock, Susan E
Dewey number
938/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF239
LC item number
.A65 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Historia antiga - grecia (costume e cotidiano)
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Landschaftsgestaltung
Label
Graecia capta : the landscapes of Roman Greece, Susan E. Alcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
26014005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521401098
Lccn
92019006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1517050
Label
Graecia capta : the landscapes of Roman Greece, Susan E. Alcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
26014005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780521401098
Lccn
92019006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1517050

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