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Rome Enters the Greek East

For Jeannie

Fortes Romani sunt tanquam caelus profundus—

Enn. Ann. 470

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Acknowledgments

This study of the early involvement of Rome in the Greek East has profited from the careful comments of several fellow scholars: Hans Beck, Craige Champion, Boris Dreyer, Erich Gruen, John Rich, and above all Andrew Erskine. My gratitude to them, of course, does not necessarily indicate their agreement with me. Conversations with the political scientists Richard Ned Lebow, Robert Jervis, and William Wohlforth have also been helpful to me – though, again, the same caveat holds. As usual, my wife Jeanne Rutenburg, herself a trained historian, has contributed many thoughtful and scholarly comments throughout the project, while making it a much less lonely task than it might have been.

Maps

The Adriatic and Illyria..

European Greece.

The western coasts of Asia Minor.

The Southeast Aegean region.

PART I

ROME IN CONTACT WITH THE GREEK EAST, 230–205 BC