Ancient Rome Refocused

Ancient Rome Refocused


June 11, 2021

The primary discussion is on her paper: PΩΜΑΙΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ≠ ROMAN OCCUPATION: (MIS)PERCEPTIONS OF THE ROMAN PERIOD IN GREECE. A line from the paper sums up the direction of her research: "…very little has been written about modern perceptions of this period."

This paper is available on

This is a fun and interesting discussion with an outstanding educator. The podcast includes the following topics:

  • What do modern Greeks think of their history after Actium?
  • Was it really that bad to live under the Romans?
  • As a Greek speaker Ms.Kouremenos provides an Ancient Greek and Modern Greek comparison.
  • Did the Europeans demonize the Romans in 18th Century writings?
  • Do our modern perspectives color the way we see history itself?