O08. Strains of Empire (I)

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 8. The Strains of Empire (I) Readings: BHR 72-77, 92-110; Shelton 187-189, 266, 317-318 I. Continuation of Roman Imperialism Macedonian Wars - Rome fights four wars in Greece, first against the Macedonian king Philip V, then his son Perseus, then a pretender to the Macedonian throne (215-206, 200-196, 172-167, 150-148) - also at this time Rome fights with Antiochus III, king of Syria, and this brought the Romans for the first time into Asia Minor (193-190) - in 148 the Romans finally made Greece into a province Rome also fought a third and final Punic War with Carthage (149-146) - this war was mainly the result of Roman aggression; Romans over the years had harassed them - Carthaginians finally decide on war, but do not have the resources to withstand Rome - in 146 Scipio Aemilianus, grandson of Scipio Africanus, presides over the victory at Carthage: the city itself destroyed, razed to the ground; the site left unoccupied for many years - province of Africa created out of the most fertile land (in n. and central Tunisia)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CLA 2123 taught by Professor Wise during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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