History

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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Category: History

Page: 455

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An overview of history in ancient Athens, beginning with the ill-fated Sicilian expedition of 413 B.C. and ends with the surrender of Athens to Sparta in 404 B.C.
Literary Criticism

Theseus, Tragedy, and the Athenian Empire

Author: Sophie Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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This book traces the development of the Theseus myth and its importance for Athens from the earliest evidence down to the end of the fifth century. The author examines all extant tragedy in which Theseus appears, even including the fragmentary drama in which Theseus is known to appear, to assess the significance of his role as mythological representative of Athenian greatness. The author argues that the Theseus of most Athenian tragedy is carefully drawn to exemplify the idealized imageof the Athenian `national character' that was prevalent in the age of the Athenian empire. Every nation needs role models: the Athenians were no exception. Handsome, brave, intelligent, and just, Theseus seemed the perfect Athenian, but under the exterior lay a heartless seducer, rapist, and killer of his own son. The author describes Athenian attempts to cope with these contradictions in her discussion of how the Theseus of Athenian tragedy relates to Athenian life and imperial ideology.
History

Athenian Empire

Author: Polly Low

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 901

In the fifth century BC, the Athenian Empire dominated the politics and culture of the Mediterranean world.This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the history and significance of the Athenian Empire. It starts by exploring possible answers to the crucial questions of the origins and growth of the empire. Subsequent sections deal with the institutions and regulations of empire, and the mechanisms by which it was controlled; the costs and benefits of imperialism (for both rulers and ruled); and the ideological, cultural and artistic aspects of Athenian power. The articles collected here engage with the full range of evidence available--literary, epigraphic, archaeological and art-historical--and offer a compelling demonstration of the range of approaches, and conclusions, for which that evidence allows.
History

The Athenian Empire

Author: P. J. (Peter John) Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 47

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History

The Athenian Empire Restored

Author: Harold B. Mattingly

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 561

View: 234

Removes the foundations of classical Greek history, and begins creating new ones
Business & Economics

The Power of Money

Author: Thomas Figueira

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 158

Was Athens an imperialistic state, deserving all the reputation for exploitation that adjective can imply, or was the Athenian alliance, even at its most unequal, still characterized by a convergence of interests? The Power of Money explores monetary and metrological policy at Athens as a way of discerning the character of Athenian hegemony in midfifth-century Greece. It begins with the Athenian Coinage Decree, which, after decades of scholarly attention, still presents unresolved questions for Greek historians about content, intent, date, and effect. Was the Decree an act of commercial imperialism or simply the codification of what was already current practice? Figueira interprets the Decree as one in a series concerned with financial matters affecting the Athenian city-state and emerging from the way the collection of tribute functioned in the alliance that we call the Athenian empire. He contends that the Decree served primarily to legislate the status quo ante.
History

The Athenian Empire

Author: Polly Low

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 316

In the fifth century BC, the Athenian Empire dominated the politics and culture of the Mediterranean world.This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the history and significance of the Athenian Empire. It starts by exploring possible answers to the crucial questions of the origins and growth of the empire. Subsequent sections deal with the institutions and regulations of empire, and the mechanisms by which it was controlled; the costs and benefits of imperialism (for both rulers andruled); and the ideological, cultural and artistic aspects of Athenian power. The articles collected here engage with the full range of evidence available - literary, epigraphic, archaeological and art-historical - and offer a compelling demonstration of the range of approaches, and conclusions, for which that evidence allows.
Literary Criticism

The Dance of the Islands

Author: Christy Constantakopoulou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 168

Christy Constantakopoulou examines the history of the Aegean islands and changing concepts of insularity, with particular emphasis on the fifth century BC. Islands are a prominent feature of the Aegean landscape, and this inevitably created a variety of different (and sometimes contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek thought. Geographic analysis of insularity emphasizes the interplay between island isolation and island interaction, but the predominance of islands in the Aegean sea made island isolation almost impossible. Rather, island connectivity was an important feature of the history of the Aegean and was expressed on many levels. Constantakopoulou investigates island interaction in two prominent areas, religion and imperial politics, examining both the religious networks located on islands in the ancient Greek world and the impact of imperial politics on the Aegean islands during the fifth century.
Athens (Greece)

The Athenian Empire

Author: George William Cox

Publisher: London Longmans, Green 1877.

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Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 247

View: 288