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14. "The Captured Conqueror": Rome and Hellenism
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What were the media through which Greek culture penetrated Rome?
5. Emphasis on rhetoric
What were the different degrees of Roman reaction to Hellenization? Was the process limited to the upper classes alone?
There were two camps: those who embraced Hellenization and those who resisted it. We do not know to what extent the lower classes were affected by Hellenization.
From where might Rome have first encountered Greek culture?
Where did Rome first directly encounter Greek culture?
What activity helped speed up the Hellenization of Rome?
Roman incursion into eastern Mediterranean
What group of people helped spread Greek influence among the leaders of Roman nobility?
Greek slaves who acted as teachers in Roman homes
State five ways in which Greek culture influenced Roman culture
1. Literary production
2. Literary genres
3. Language driven education
How did Romans acquire Greek art?
Before Hellenization took effect, what were the chief building materials used by Romans?
What building material did Rome begin to use as a result of Greek influence?
Name the individual who fought the Hellenizing trend.
Cato the Elder
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