In this revisionist study of Roman imperialism in the Greek world, Gruen considers the Hellenistic context within which Roman expansion took place. The evidence discloses a preponderance of Greek rather than Roman ideas: a noteworthy readiness on the part of Roman policymakers to adjust to Hellenistic practices rather than to impose a system of their own.
Part I: The Instruments of Diplomacy
Part II: Attitudes and Motivation
Part III: The Patterns of Behavior
1988 James Henry Breasted Prize, American Historical Association
1988 James H. Breasted Prize, American Historical Association