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Roman Conquest of Greece Macedonian Wars Macedon rose up under Andriscus, who claimed to be a son of Perseus.

. Rome once again dispatched its legions into Greece, and thoroughly put down the Macedonian rebellion. This time, Rome did not withdraw from the region, forming the Roman province of Macedonia, establishing a permanent Roman foothold on the Greek peninsula. There were many attempts to seize Greece (4~5) but this time succeeded Andriscus pseudo-Philip", was the last King of Macedon (149 BC 148 BC) In 149 BC, Andriskos, at that time ruler of Adramyttium only, and claiming to be Perseus' son, announced his intention to retake Macedonia from the Romans. As his first attempt, Andriskos travelled to Syria to request military help from Demetrius Soter of Syria. Demetrius instead handed him over to the Romans. Andriskos escaped from Roman captivity, and raised a Thracian army. With this army, he invaded Macedonia and successfully defeated the Roman praetor Publius Juventius in 149 BC. Andriskos then declared himself King Philip VI of Macedonia. In 148 BC, Andriskos conquered Thessaly and made an alliance with Carthage, thus bringing the Roman wrath on him. In 148 BC, in what the Romans called the Fourth Macedonian War, he was defeated by the Roman praetor Q. Caecilius Metellus (148) at the Second Battle of Pydna, and fled to Thrace, whose prince gave him up to Rome, thus marking the final end to Andriskos' reign of Macedonia. After this Macedonia was formally reduced to a Roman province. 146 BC With Carthage and Greece conquered, Rome becomes the sole superpower in the Mediterranean world, a distinction it will continue to hold for approximately the next 600 years. Battle of Corinth The Romans under Lucius Mummius defeat the Achaean League under Critolaus near Corinth. Corinth is destroyed, and the Achaean League dissolved. Greece becomes a Roman province. The Romans strip Corinth of its art treasures and ship them back to Rome. Greek peninsula under Roman rule

Greek Influence on Rome Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit. Translation: Captive Greece took captive her rude conqueror. Horace Roman emperors maintained an admiration for things Greek in nature During the Roman period the schools of Athens flourished with the young men of many Roman noble families coming to the city to get an education. Rome only believed in spirits: saw the Greek gods, liked it, so changed the names, made the personalities more Roman. (more like gods not humans) Greece under Roman Rule Archaeology shows that the Greeks built many new houses and buildings. They were able to sail and trade peacefully all over the Mediterranean Sea, because the Romans ruled it all. Greeks went to Rome as teachers and entertainers. Rome & Greek Romans came into contact w/ Greek culture during the conquest of mainland Greece in 2nd and 1st century BC. Romans saw the comfortable life of the Greeks and gained influence from that: such as ornamented houses, statues, mosaics, tapestries, and dinner while reclining. Influence in trade, banking, art, literature, and philosophy. Also a must to speak Greek as well as mother tongue in Rome.

End of Roman Conquest Germanic people invade Greece around 200 AD Roman couldnt fight against them Started invading and conquered western half of the Roman Empire. Gained power through Constantinople Websites