oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Rome and the Greeks: apropos of a recent work

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



Modern theories about Rome's motivations in the East have explored just about every possible permutation and combination - economic expansion, power for power's sake, glory and booty, philhellenism, fear of neighbours, accidental involvement - but it is fair to say that no one theory has commanded general acceptance. motif as shaped with the assistance of the Scipionic lawyers. Most recently another new approach has been tried by E.S. Gruen. Certain questions raised in Gruen's book are the subject of this paper.

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