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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You must log in or sign up to reply here. The Romans came very soon in relation to Greek culture: As so often fraecia history, the native refuses to disappear and often remains on the substrate under innovative layer.

Phallus word does not exist.

Christoph marked it as to-read Jan 24, The Romans called fascinus what the Greeks called phallos. I too thought that this was quite advanced for chapter 3, but then again I thought that I might just be a bit dim! Or Greece if it a neuter noun is wild, but that would be contrary to what I gather is the meaning of the piece? Book II, epistle 1, lines The author traces social and economic developments from approximately BC to ADdrawing on a combination of archaeological and historical sources.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By Anonymousin ‘ Latin Beginners ‘, Sep 7, Tuditanus, a year before the birth of Ennius, who was older than Plautus and Naevius. Open Preview See a Problem? Note how Horace plays on the double meaning of intulit ; literally it means “bring in, import”, but is often used in military contexts with the object bellum to mean “wage war”.

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Both ancient historians and classical archaeologists will find this book of value to them. The publisher’s blurb concludes with the following sentence: Archaeology and Text John Moreland Snippet view – Sarah added it May 23, I’ve always been interested in the Roman tenure in the East, so the Greek dilemma in the Roman period has tended to fascinate me.


If there is a problem with the central thesis, it is that A. Bret rated it really liked it Dec 18, Why, for so many years, I have written this book?

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She is against the view that “the study of social change in the East is unnecessary because there was no substantial change. 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.

Jun 01, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: CultureEducationHabitsHistory Archaeology.

I also find it curious that she should chose to illustrate the process of synoecism with a Classical example, that of Megalopolis p. She is equally cautious about this type of evidence, dividing all the survey data she uses into three categories, “A”, “B” and “C”, depending on the reliability of the data collection.

In another respect, however, the book is very easy to review, for it is written in a laudably clear style. Bernard Knapp No preview available – 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 is not yet featured on Listopia. Adriana rated it liked it Apr 10, To ask other readers questions about Graecia Captaplease sign up. Did Roman culture disappeared under Greek culture? Myles Lobdell added it Dec 30, Paperbackpages.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My final comment is a request to Cambridge University Press; give very serious thought to a speedy paperback issue of this work.

Books by Susan E. Daniel Oglesby marked it as to-read Aug 13, You are correct about artis being the accusative plural of ars, artis. In one respect this is a very difficult book to review adequately, because of the sheer breadth of A. The worst map, however, is fig. I try to understand something incomprehensible: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks once again, MoT. 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.

This is grwecia rather slow process, and doubly difficult without any interaction from a teacher. These areas have been captaa relegated to comparative notes grzecia do not really start to impinge upon the text until the last chapter, which is a pity. Luxury, refinement, traecia sexuality at yraecia bottom were always frowned upon in Rome.

It also seems unnecessary to have a numeric and an alphabetic key to fig. 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. Let me know if you still don’t understand something.

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.