chapter  VI
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ASIA MINOR

STUDY of European Greece during the Roman period leaves for the most part a gloomy impression. The masters of the country scarcely regarded it as anything but a museum of antiquities preserved by degenerate descendants. In the northern parts, Macedonia and Thrace, where there was still a work to be accomplished, we have shown that the rulers acted with reserve and confined their tardy innovations to matters of small importance.