Rome as a Hellenistic State

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What are the 4 different types of Empire according to Doyle's political theory?
1. Empire- formal and legal control of rule and admin. 2. Informal Empire- no official declaration but have control. 3. Hegemony- control of international relations, no internal. 4. Sphere of Influence- least controlling, only over certain aspects
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What is 'imperium'?
consular power, "to be obeyed," commands obedience (Polybius- empire dependant on obedience)
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What is 'provincia'?
the limits of 'imperium,' boundary of power
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Why is it difficult to determine the status of the Roman empire?
have different relations with different people, yearly election of officials means no long term strategy
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What did the Marxist theory of Roman expansion state?
Rome expanded for money and resources
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Why was the Marxist theory of Roman expansion abandoned?
Theory that Rome only went to Spain for the mines BUT lead isotope analysis details that 206BC- Spain=conquered, 125 BC- archaeological evidence for mining, 79BC- peak lead pollution
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What does Polybius say the Roman empire bought with it?
Collapse of East and West (1.3)- affairs of Italy and Libya became interlinked with those of Asia and Greece.
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What is problematic with Flamininus' victories in the second Macedonian war and consequent honouring?
Polybius: "the greeks were changing masters not recovering their freedom", proclamation of freedom of Greeks at Isthmian Games, Greeks want to declare him king, Gythaeum- statue of Flam. as saviour, Equestrian statue at Delphi, 197 BC- Gold stater
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What does Paullus do after his victories against Perseus in the third Macedonian War?
Plutarch- At Delphi he finishes one of Perseus' victory monuments, hosts games/banquets/feasts, Polybius: completes Perseus' victory statue then embarks on tour of Greece (Corinth, Argos, Olympia)
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What does Paullus' Macedonian victories decisively end?
Macedonian monarchy BUT STILL NOT A PROVINCE- split into 4 republics
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