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Roman and Greek

Fergus Millar

in A Greek Roman Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247031
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247031.003.0001
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The wider Greek world was created first by the colonizing activity of Archaic period, and then by the conquest of Alexander in the second half of the fourth century b.c.e, which had come under Roman rule between the second century b.c.e. and the second century c.e. The Roman rule never extended to some distant areas conquered by Alexander, namely Babylonia, Iran, Bactria, and northern Indi, all of which had been affected in varying degrees by Greek culture and language. In contrast, it did not incorporate the whole Greek-speaking area from the Balkans to Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Cyrenaica (Libra). In the late second century, in a move of immense significance, Roman rule had extended across the middle Euphrates to the Tigris, only to lose the eastern half of Mesopotamia in 363.

Keywords: Greek; Roman; Alexander; Mesopotamia; rule

Chapter.  17689 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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