Marcellus met with opposition from conservative senators.

Marcellus met with opposition from conservative senators, who accused him of making Rome the object of envy, and of corrupting the populace with a taste for leisure and idle chat. Marcellus' defence was that he had taught the ignorant to respect and wonder at the beautiful and marvellous works of Greece (Marc.21). # Map 2: map of roads built in Italy during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. # 5 Sarcophagus decorated with the Labours of Hercules. The figures are thought to have been adapted from a cycle of statues made by the sculptor Lysippus for a sanctuary at Alezia (Acarnania, Greece) in the 4th century BC and later brought to Rome. Made in Rome about AD 150-70. In 209 BC spoils arrived from the Greek city of Tarentum, in south-east Italy. Quintus Fabius Maximus, who punished the Tarentines for going over to Hannibal during the Second Punic War, found the colossal bronze Zeus, the work of the famous sculptor Lysippus

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