Greece Under the Romans: A Historical View of the Condition of the Greek Nation, from the Time of its Conquest by the Romans Until the Extinction of the Roman Empire in the East

Greece Under the Romans: A Historical View of the Condition of the Greek Nation, from the Time of its Conquest by the Romans Until the Extinction of the Roman Empire in the East

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

By (author) George Finlay

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 580 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 33mm | 730g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108073328
  • ISBN 13: 9781108073325
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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A philhellene who took part in the Greek war of independence alongside Lord Byron, George Finlay (1799-1875) later published this work on the country's ancient history in 1844. The text covers political, religious and social life in Greece from the Roman conquest of 146 BCE until 717 CE, the beginning of the Isaurian dynasty of the Byzantine Empire. By focusing on the many ways in which Greece differed from Rome, Finlay demonstrates that the Roman Empire was by no means homogenous in terms of culture or political organisation, and that these differences contributed to the more obvious divides between the eastern and western empires, not only in terms of social life and government but also in terms of their ultimate demise. Also reissued in this series are Finlay's History of the Greek Revolution (1861) and his seven-volume History of Greece (1877), covering the period from the Romans to 1864.

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Table of contents

Preface; Chronology; 1. From the conquest of Greece to the establishment of Constantinople as capital of the Roman Empire; 2. From the establishment of Constantinople as capital of the Roman Empire to the accession of Justinian; 3. Condition of the Greeks under the reign of Justinian; 4. Condition of the Greeks from the death of Justinian to that of Heraclius; 5. Condition of the Greeks from the death of Heraclius to the extinction of the Roman Empire in the East; Appendices.