By Saskia T. Roselaar
Techniques of Cultural swap and Integration within the Roman international is a suite of reviews at the interplay among Rome and the peoples that turned a part of its Empire among c. three hundred BC and advert three hundred. The ebook makes a speciality of the mechanisms wherein interplay among Rome and its matters happened, e.g. the settlements of colonies via the Romans, military carrier, financial and cultural interplay. in lots of situations Rome exploited the industrial assets of the conquered territories with out permitting the neighborhood population any felony autonomy. even though, and they maintained loads of cultural freedom of expression. these neighborhood population who selected to interact with Rome, its financial system and tradition, may possibly upward push to nice heights within the management of the Empire.
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The free port at Delos, which housed a large community of Italian merchants, was created as a result of Roman dominance over the Greek states after the defeat of the Macedonians in 168 BC. The inclusion of Italians, and particularly Italian elites, in these trade networks was brought about by Roman political hegemony. Yet despite the convergence of interests, there was some discrepancy in the way that Romans and Italians perceived their relationship with each other. On the one hand, the Roman view of Italy as a coherent unit that was under its guardianship may have already been in place by the early third century.
Yet Roman views of Greece and Greek culture were far from being one-sided: see, for example, Gruen (1992, 223–71); Erskine (2001). The concept of “Hellenic cultural credentials” builds on Dench’s idea of “philhellenic credentials” (Dench 1995, 44–66). 14 Eckstein (2012, esp. chapter 3). 15 Such dynamics can be explored in considerable detail as regards the region of Samnium in central Italy, for two main reasons. First, Samnium houses a rich body of material evidence, which affords a detailed picture of integration processes in this key area of the peninsula.
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