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Unformatted text preview: 9/11/08 CIVILIZATION OF ROME PLAUTUS AND TERENCE [R] HELLENISATION OF ROME IN 2 ND CENT BCE (3) ROME’S CONQUESTS/LITERATURE • Rome become very self conscious about position in Mediterranean • 166-160 BCE- Terence’s plays real with significant moral themes o writes Hecyra —about male sexual hypocrisy, has a hard time getting it performed o Adelphoe- aka. the brothers—relationship between father and son Is it more important to be an adopted son or a biological son ? • Rome in 201 BCE o paradoxical behavior-draws on the east, wins victories, and then goes back (no possessions taken, no annexes, etc. ) • 215-205—1 st war of Macedonia o Rome makes agreement with city-states o Macedonia defeated in 196 BCE o Leader doesn’t take anything, just goes home • Anti-Rome alliance is created-Greek and Syria o Defeated in 191 o Romans go home, nothing taken • 171-167 BCE—3 rd Macedonian War o Rome vs. Perseus Perseus defeated in Pydna (battle in 198) • 149-146-Turning Point...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course CLAS 151g taught by Professor Habinek during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07