Rome Enters the Greek East: From Anarchy to Hierarchy in the Hellenistic Mediterranean, 230-170 BC

Rome Enters the Greek East: From Anarchy to Hierarchy in the Hellenistic Mediterranean, 230-170 BC

by Arthur M. Eckstein


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ISBN-13: 9781118255360
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arthur M. Eckstein is a specialist in the history of Roman imperialism. He has published three books, Senate and General: Individual Decision-Making and Roman Foreign Relations, 264–194 BC (1987), Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius (1995), Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War and the Rise of Rome (2006), and 50 major scholarly articles. He is also co-editing an edition of Polybius' Histories.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

List of Maps vii

Part I Rome in Contact with the Greek East, 230–205 BC 1

1 Roman Expansion and the Pressures of Anarchy 3

2 Rome and Illyria, ca. 230–217 bc 29

3 Rome, the Greek States, and Macedon, 217–205 bc 77

Part II The Power-Transition Crisis in the Greek Mediterranean, 207–200 BC 119

4 The Pact Between the Kings and the Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean State-System, 207–200 bc 121

5 Reaction: Diplomatic Revolution in the Mediterranean, 203/202–200 bc 181

6 Diplomatic Revolution in the Mediterranean, II: The Roman Decision to Intervene, 201/200 bc 230

Part III From Hegemonic War to Hierarchy, 200–170 BC 271

7 Hegemonic War, I: Rome and Macedon, 200–196 bc 273

8 Hegemonic War, II: Rome and Antiochus the Great, 200–188 bc 306

9 Hierarchy and Unipolarity, ca. 188–170 bc 342

Bibliography 382

Index 402

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"This is a stimulating and provocative book that will force scholars to look afresh at Rome's conquest of the eastern Mediterranean."
–Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh

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