Greece and the Balkans 200 CE
The Greek cities are in decline, though their glorious past is still revered.
What is happening in Greece and the Balkans in 200CE
Under the Roman empire, Athens has continued to enjoy the prestige based on its magnificent cultural heritage, and is a university town to which young men flock from Rome and other parts of the empire for further education.
As a whole, however, the province of Achaia has experienced economic decline over the past two centuries, possibly due to the degrading of the soil that has been a continual and gradual process over the centuries.