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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Frank marked it as to-read Jan 22, The author traces social and economic developments from approximately BC to ADdrawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources. Her nuanced interpretation of the evidence makes this book a good introduction to the problems posed by archaeology. References to this book Archaeologies of Landscape: The Roman provincial boundaries were to a degree artificial; Classical Greece properly included the Aegean islands and the Asia Minor coast.

Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them. Graecka and especially Roman Greece were shabby periods lit only by the dying embers of the Classical flame a preconception exemplified in such classics as Grote, Busolt, Bury etc.

Art in ancient Greece

All these, however, are minor quibbles, and should not be allowed to detract from the garecia achievement of the work. You must log in or sign up to reply here.


Cambridge University Press- History – pages. Better, as Cartledge and Spawforth do, 5 to Latinize throughout. You are correct about artis being the accusative plural of ars, artis. Dan rated it really liked it Jan 14, The orthography of nomenclature in the work is idiosyncratic.

Emily rated it really liked it Aug 03, Myles Lobdell added it Dec 30, The work is very much evidence-led as it should be and A. Adriana rated it liked it Apr 10, Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artis intulit agresti Latio Graecia – Female, sing, nom, therefore subject of the sentence Latio – dative or ablative?

Cpata 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. I’m sure to have more questions and will let you know.

Daniel Oglesby marked it as to-read Aug 13, It is understandable that the map of sites in Achaea should give up the place of fig.

It is all very well distinguishing between “Achaia” the Roman province and “Achaea” the area of the northern Peloponnese though A.

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

Maps also abound, most of them very useful, but there are one or two annoyances here. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Apesas with a nineteenth-century drawing of the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea in which Mt. Claudio, Caeci filio, M. Want to Read saving…. In his prologue summarizes the content and purpose of his work: Or Greece if it a neuter noun is wild, but that would be contrary to what I gather is the meaning of the piece?


This verb is very commonly used in military contexts to mean “to wage war”, and it takes the accusative of what is being borne or waged usually the word bellum “war” and the dative of the people or country it’s being waged against.

Glancing only at the first page of her bibliography p.

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Other editions – View all Graecia Capta: Thanks once again, MoT. In his prologue summarizes the content and purpose of his work:. Steve marked it as to-read Jul 28, Open Preview See a Problem? But was all so simple and linear? The enjoyment starts the vision of that what desire had only begun to unravel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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