CLS 38 2-3-16 1. [email protected] email her directly from Hitchner 2. Focus on woolf for this week 3. Making of Rome’s empire was not a one-sided endeavor, involved the reactions of those who were conquered by Romans a. How each society came to accommodation in Roman system 4. States defined by those whose institutions were not governed by family and clan issues 5. Carthage’s power in Western Mediterranean was more than Rome’s, located at chokepoint between Eastern and Western Mediterranean 6. Eastern Med. Divided among 3 hegemons: Seleucid Empire, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Macedonia 7. Alexander’s Empire and its separation under Seleucus, Ptolemy, 8. Secondary kingdoms formed along northern side of Seleucid empire, mainland Greece split into various leagues and independent city-states: Aetolian and Achaean Leagues, Sparta/Athens 9. Syracuse was largest Greek city in Greek world until Alexandria outgrew it 10. Conquering these kingdoms, they were rich, populous, and well-developed. A conqueror could inherit what was established already. 11. A balance of power had developed between all the powers in the Eastern Mediterranean world 12. Outside of core of Carthage, it had spheres of influence on coasts and held good relations with the African tribes who they used as mercenaries a. Also controlled western Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia, and southern coast of Spain.
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