3/5 and 3/7: Rome moves east

Discussion questions for March 5th

Greg Woolf, “The Roman Urbanization of the East,” in Alcock 1997, pp. 1-14.

Ch. Brian Rose, “The Imperial Image in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in Alcock 1997, pp. 108-20;

David Braund, “Greeks and Barbarians: The Black Sea Region and Hellenism under the Early Empire,” in Alcock, pp. 121-36.

Alan K. Bowman, “Urbanisation in Roman Egypt,” in E. Fentress (ed.), Romanization and the City. Creation, Transformations, and Failures. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 38 (2000), pp. 173-88.

Ted Kaizer, “In Search of Oriental Cults. Methodological Problems concerning ‘the Particular’ and ‘the General’ in Near Eastern Religion in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods,” Historia: Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte 55 (2006), pp. 26-47.