Rome and the Western Greeks, 350 BC - AD 200: Conquest and Acculturation in Southern Italy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Rome and the Western Greeks, 350 BC - AD 200

Conquest and Acculturation in Southern Italy, 1st Edition

By Kathryn Lomas

Routledge

272 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415620123
pub: 2011-02-02
SAVE ~$11.99
$59.95
$47.96
x
Hardback: 9780415050227
pub: 1993-09-02
SAVE ~$32.00
$160.00
$128.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203974582
pub: 2005-08-18
from $29.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

The history of the Greek cities of Italy during the period of Roman conquest and under Roman rule form a fascinating case study of the processes of Roman expansion and assimilation and of Greek reactions to the presence of Rome. This book reassesses the role of Magna Graecia in Roman Italy and illuminates the mechanisms of Roman control and the process of acculturation. Specifically it explores the role of the Greek cities of Italy as cultural mediators between the Greek and Roman worlds. It is the first full length treatment of the region as a whole in English for over thirty years.

Reviews

`… a solid and exceptionally useful study. … she has performed a major service by adding southern Italy to an emerging picture of impact of Rome on the societies of the Mediterranean basin.' - Publication Unknown

`Lomas's book is a baluable guide to the fascinating subject of southern Italy in the Republican and early Imperial periods.' - Jnrl of Hellenic Studies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General