Corinth Sacked (146 B.C.)Corinth Sacked (146 B.C.) - While Rome famously destroyed Carthage in 146 B.C., to a lesser known degree, it did the same to Corinth in the same year and added Greece to its growing empire. After Carthage fell in the Spring, Rome began applying pressure on the Greeks hoping to provoke them (a classic Roman tactic). The Italian city already dominated the peninsula, but because of past squabbles, decided that it wanted outright control. Finally in the Fall of 146, Greece rebelled. Rome responded by sending an army under the command of Lucius Mummius. Greece was led by the Achaean League and could muster an army only about half the size of Rome's in its defense. Mummius defeated the Achaean League's army and its survivors fled to the nearby city of Corinth. Mummius ordered the total destruction of the city, all the adult males were killed and the women and children were enslaved (as was routine in ancient times). The Achaean League was dissolved and Greece was annexed into the Roman Republic. Despite the brutal treatment of Greece, Romans quickly fell in love with their culture, ushering in the Greco-Roman Era. This gave rise to the saying that "Rome conquered Greece, but then Greece conquered Rome."