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

Dan rated it really liked it Jan 14, Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them. Page 29 requires me to translate Horace, I’ll show my thinking so far, and would appreciate any comments and corrections.

The worst map, however, is fig. 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. GraeviaSep 8, Claudius, the son of Graeciw, and M. Paperbackpages. There is a contemporary French author, Pascal Quignardwhich has published an interesting and disturbing book ” Sex and terror “, an essay on Roman eroticism, the result of his studies of Pompeii, Herculaneum buried by Vesuvius and fascination by numerous archaeological erotic content.

Doctrina Graecia nos et omni litterarum genere superabat; in quo erat facile vincere non repugnantes. I’ve been looking capga to reading this book since I got back from Greece back in March. This book adopts a different approach, examining the impact of the Roman conquest from the point of view of the majority of Greek provincials.


Latin Boards on this Forum: Nicolas Ribeiro Porto marked it as to-read Apr 03, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Oct 18, 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 a new interpretation of conditions in Roman Greece.

The notes are not always as helpful as they might be in these matters as she has tended to amalgamate, so that one note will deal with a number of matters that have been covered in the preceding paragraph. It is very important to remember that i-stem third declension nouns can take -is in the acc. Share This Page Tweet.

Other phenomena, such as cosmopolitan elite net works, were hardly the novelty of the Roman period that A. In one respect this is a very difficult book to review adequately, because of the sheer breadth of A.

Why, for so many years, I have written this book? I also find it curious graecix she should chose to illustrate the process of synoecism with a Classical example, that of Megalopolis p.

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Want to Read saving‚Ķ. My final comment is a request to Cambridge University Press; give very serious thought to a speedy paperback issue of this work. Pier Mario Canu added it Nov 14, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jenny rated it really liked it May 11, Regardless of the “horror” that Quignard can cause in some people, reading, highly suggestive, shows once again the importance and validity of the study of the classics in our time.


Then, she extends her vision to the provincial and the sacral arenas. In another respect, however, the book is very easy to review, for it is written in a laudably clear style. Graecia Captawhich has distant origins in a doctoral thesis obvious from the abstract of chapters at pp. 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.

Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece

Published 01 October 0 Comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Luxury, refinement, uninhibited sexuality at the bottom were always frowned upon in Rome. References to this book Archaeologies of Landscape: Refresh and try again.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This humble reviewer can only be impressed. Jun 01, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of the twenty-three sources, fifteen are concentrated in the Aegean area, with the result that this section of the map is buried in symbols and numbers and difficult to interpret; the Aegean should have had its own inset. Latio is dative to indicate whom the artes were waged against, and the third declension adjective agresti is capts dative and agreeing with it.

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