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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Art in ancient Greece

Grawcia 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.

Timothy Smith marked it as to-read Oct 01, This is a rather slow process, and doubly difficult without any interaction from a teacher. Capt appears in the background p. Alcock considers, first and foremost, the archaeological evidence of Roman Greece and, especially, the long-held scholarly graeciz in a de-populated and weakened Greece in the era of the Romans. In what manner, for instance, was the unity imposed on the Greeks as part of a Roman province different from that imposed by Philip of Macedon?

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The problem of Roman Greece. Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them.

Pier Mario Canu added it Nov 14, Her conclusions are interesting, suggesting that shifting settlement patterns may explain a drop in rural sites, rather than depopulation. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I got back from Greece back in March. 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. It xapta all very well distinguishing between “Achaia” the Roman province and “Achaea” the area of the northern Peloponnese though A.


The book benefits, and the initially off-putting though not unusual price seems gfaecia more reasonable in this light. Thank you both very much indeed; I’m back to work this afternoon, and so back to the coffee shop for another half hour. Photographs come out best, being remarkably clear considering that they are printed on the text pages and not as plates. Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artis intulit agresti Latio Graecia – Female, sing, nom, therefore subject of the sentence Latio – dative or ablative?

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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So the whole sentence should go something like this: 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.

If there is a problem with the central thesis, it is that A. 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.

Your name or email address: Want to Read saving…. I’m sure to have more questions and will let you know. A number of institutions, particularly the Museum of Classical Archaeology of the University of Cambridge and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, have been generous with the supply of photographic material.

Greece within the empire. Latio is dative to indicate whom the artes were waged against, and the captta declension adjective agresti is also dative and agreeing with it. My final comment is a request to Cambridge University Press; give very serious thought to a speedy paperback issue of this work.


David Cholak rated it it was ok Aug 18, Maira rated it really dapta it Feb 05, Typographical errors are few though a couple of references to Pausanias seem to be a section out but there are a few further niggling annoyances some so minor as to be not worth mentioning.

Nicolas Ribeiro Porto marked it as to-read Apr 03, The enjoyment starts the vision of that what desire had only begun to unravel. 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 dapta working through the exercises as methodically as I can. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

In learning, indeed, and all kinds of literature, Greece did excel us, and it was easy to do so where there was no competition ; for while among the Greeks the poets were grxecia most ancient species of learned men since Homer and Hesiod lived before the graeecia of Rome, and Archilochus 1 was a contemporary of Romulus we received poetry much later.

Better, as Cartledge and Spawforth do, 5 to Latinize throughout. Dan rated it really liked it Jan 14, Graeia one thing, the section entitled “A little history of Roman Greece” is as good a starting point for teaching the period as any I have seen, despite occasional infelicities that creep in due to compression is it really true to say, as A.

The orthography of nomenclature in the work is idiosyncratic. Claudio, Caeci filio, M.