The Greco-Roman world, Greco-Roman culture, or the term Greco-Roman (pronounced /?gr?ko?'ro?m?n/ or /?gr?k?'ro?m?n/; spelt Graeco-Roman in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth), when used as an adjective, as understood by modern scholars and writers, refers to those geographical regions and countries that culturally (and so historically) were directly, protractedly and intimately influenced by the language, culture, government and religion of the ancient Greeks and Romans. In exact terms the area refers to the 'Mediterranean world', the extensive tracts of land centered on the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins, the 'swimming-pool and spa' of the Greeks and Romans, i.e. one wherein the cultural perceptions, ideas and sensitivities of these peoples were dominant.
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A continuation of this work appeared with title: A history of the Eastern Roman empire...(A.D. 802-867) London, 1912.
Appendix: A classified list of books upon Roman history, for reading and reference: p. 345-353
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