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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) ROMES CONQUESTS/LITERATURE Rome become very self conscious about position in Mediterranean 166-160 BCE- Terences plays real with significant moral themes o writes Hecyra about male sexual hypocrisy, has a hard time getting it performed o Adelphoe- aka. the brothersrelationship 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. ) 215-2051 st war of Macedonia o Rome makes agreement with city-states o Macedonia defeated in 196 BCE o Leader doesnt 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 BCE3 rd Macedonian War o Rome vs. Perseus Perseus defeated in Pydna (battle in 198) 149-146-Turning Point...
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