Roman imperialism to Modern Imperialism and their relationship



What is the appropriate MLA citation of your search return?

Mile, Gary B. “Roman and Modern Imperialism.” Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct., 1990), pp. 629-659

Who is the primary intended audience of the publication?

I think the primary intended audience of the publication is those who have knowledge of    imperialism.

How (if at all) does the author connect the search terms one to another?  Use one to two short quotes to illustrate your point.

The author connect the search terms “rebellion” from both Rome and modern imperialism” by  writing the article primary about the Ancient Rome imperial power and compared it with the modern world imperialism. It states in the text “Even if the idea of national rebellion had been avail subjects, they would not have had the kind of leader that concept in action. A central aspect of modern imperialism was the creation in the colonies of a distinct class of Westernized administrative officers and professionals who identified with their European rulers but were excluded by Europeans from full participation and professional advancement in the life of the metropole.”

At the modern imperialism happened, the European will concurred foreign lands and educated the native in their European languages and tries to Europeanize them. Similarly, the Roman were willingly and freely incorporated newly conquered people into their own society, freely giving them citizenship and tried to Romanize them. By supporting this idea, the author wrote “From this perspective, the difference between Roman and non-Roman was unimportant. The Romans thought of themselves not as a single ethnic group but as embracing all people.”

Select a quote from the ancient texts assigned as home work that seems relevant to your selected publication.  Insert the quotation and explain its relevance.

In the paragraph above, it said that Roman imperialism have great impact to the Modern Imperialism. In the ancient texts it states that ” The revolts of the 140s in Macedonia and Greece were crushed and provinces established. Dominance became equated with ruthlessness – Corinth and Carthage were razed in 146. Rome now took provinces in Africa , Asia (133), Cilicia (101), and Cyrene (96).   The Romans are thus replacing the rule and influence of the Hellenistic kings .” In here, you can tell that the Roman Empire was powerful to be dominance through the Mediterranean.

  • YongQi Li, Team Minerva







Slavery in Greece

I searched up Sicily Rome “Slave rebellion” “United States” on the Brooklyn Library website and came across an article called “SLAVES, STORIES, AND CULTS: Conflict Resolution between Masters and Slaves in Ancient Greece” by Sara Forsdyke. This article talks about slavery and a slave rebellion on the island of Chios. Forsdyke explains the two sides of this event. On one hand, the slave rebellion can be seen as a “heroic [attempt by a] slave over his masters”. But the event also raises the argument of how such rebellions can be controlled by masters if they “treat their slaves humanely”.

Although the author doesn’t connect the search terms together, this article can relate back to the text, Diodorus, where it states, “Those whom fate has placed in a lowly position will gladly yield to their superiors in honor and glory, but if they are denied the kindness which they deserve, they revolt against the men who act like cruel despots.” The Romans governed the slaves using fear. But fear can motivate the slaves to revolt. Similarly, the slaves in ancient Greece rebelled because they weren’t treated “humanely”. Perhaps if both ancient Greece and the Romans had treated their slaves better, there wouldn’t have been a rebellion.

Aisha · Team Ares

MLA Citation

Sara Forsdyke. “SLAVES, STORIES, AND CULTS Conflict Resolution between Masters and Slaves in Ancient Greece.” Common Knowledge, vol. 21, no. 1, 2015, pp. 19–43.


Global slavery

As I was looking up the search term, Sicily Rome “Slave Rebellion” “United States” I came across many articles and books. One article I found beneficial for this blog post was “Atlas of Slavery” written by Walvin, James. His targeted audience for writing this book seems to be the general public or anyone that is interested in understanding the history of slavery through out the world. Walvin writes the chapters of his book based on different places slavery took place from The ancient world, Europe, united states and many more places. He also writes about different time periods of slavery for instance slave resistance, abolition movements and after abolition. The search terms connect in his book in different ways. The words Sicily Rome and “Slave Rebellion” are seen in his book when he states “The great Roman slave revolt led by Spartacus in 73-71 BC remains perhaps the best-remembered slave revolt (if only because of the epic savagery subsequently meted out to the defeated slaves crucified in their thousands by Romans)”[chapter 17 pg 115]. Theres also a connection between “Slave Rebellion” and “United States” seen in chapter 17,page 116 saying “In South Carolina in 1739, Stono’s rebellion was grouped around twenty rebellious Angolan salves keen to escape to Spanish Florida.” Looking at Ancient text from Diodorus, The Library, fragments from book 34/35 it talks about slaves in Sicily and Italy. “27 So great a multitude of slaves overflowed all of sicily, like a deluge, that the excessive number seemed incredible to all who heard it.” As in Walvin’s book we see that slaves were everywhere around the world in a numerous amount just like in sicily.

Cite: Walvin, James, Atlas of Slavery. Florence, GB: Taylor and Francis.2014. Proquest Ebook Central Reader.Web. 04 Nov. 2017.

-Anora A, Team Diana