Primitive Italy and the Beginnings of Roman Imperialism

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CHAPTER III
TO THE CONQUEST OF THE WORLD-- EAST AND WEST

I
THE EAST--MACEDONIA, THE SELEUCIDS, EGYPT, AND GREECE

SINCE the Second Punic War the relative insolation in which the two basins of the Mediterranean had lived for centuries was broken down. Spain, Africa, and Southern Gaul in the west, and Macedonia, the Greek States, and the Seleucid and Lagid kingdoms in the east, were henceforth caught in one current of political life, which became increasingly

Bibliography. --Texts: Livy, XXXI-LXV (down to 1 67)); Periochæ of books XLVI-LII (cf. Florus, I, 23-33; Eutropius, IV, 1-14; Orosius, IV, 20-V, 4, and the new data furnished by the Oxyrrhynchus Epitomey for the period 1 50)-1 46), in LVI, Beih. II, 1904, pp. 21-27, 112-15, and ed. Rossbach, 131-39); Polybius, XV-XL (fragments); Diodorus, XXVIII- XXXII (fragments, cf. Zonaras, IX, 15-31); Plutarch, Flamininus, Philopœmen, Æmilius Paulus, Cato; Appian, Iberic., 39-62; Libyc., 68- 135; Illyric., 9-11; Syriac., 66-67; Macedonic., frags. 2-19; Cornelius Nepos , Cato; Justinian, XXX-XXXIV, XLIV; Pausanias, VII, 7-16; de Viris Illustribus, 51-61.

Inscriptions. --(a) Latin: Fasti consulates, C.I.L., I2, pp. 142-48; Fasti triumphales, ibid., pp. 174-76; Elogia on the Scipios, ibid., 10-15, decree of Æmilius Paulus, prætor in Further Spain, 191-189, C.I.L., II, 5041; dedication of the statue of Æmilius Paulus at Delphi, C.I.L., III, Suppl., p. 2316, no. 14203, and Ditt., Syll.3, II, 652.

(b) Greek (see Ditt., Syll.3, II, pp. 71-260): Letter from Flamininus to the inhabitants of Cyretiæ in Thessaly ( 196 or 194), I.G., IX, 388, Ditt., l.c., 593; letter from the prætor M. Valerius Messala to the inhabitants of Teos in 193, C.I.G., 3045, Ditt., l.c., 601; the inscriptions concerning M. Acilius Glabro and Roman policy towards Delphi ( 1 91)-1 80)), Ditt., l.c., 607-15; letter from L. Manlius Volso to the inhabitants of Heraclæa in Latmos in 1 88), C.I.G., 3800, Ditt., l.c., 618; the senatus consultum relating to the Thisbeans in 170, I.G., VII, 2225, Ditt., I.c., 646; the senatus consultum about Delos in about 164, Ditt., l.c., 664; the senatus consultum of Nartbakion ( 150-147), I.G., IX, 2, 89, and the additions Ditt., l.c., 674; list of Epidaurians slain at the battle of the Isthmus in 146, I.G., IV, 894.

Principal Works. --(i) Rome and the East: XXVI, IV1, 1406 (down to 1 67)); XVII, II, 562-770; III, 1-359; CXIV; XCV, I, 341-401; II, 1-54;

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