The Fall of the Athenian Empire

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499845

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.
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Athenian Empire

Author: Polly Low

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631240

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7946

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.
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The Athenian Empire

Author: P. J. (Peter John) Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 47

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Theseus, Tragedy, and the Athenian Empire

Author: Sophie Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198150633

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.
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The Athenian Empire

Author: Polly Low

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748625852

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2581

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.
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The Power of Money

Coinage and Politics in the Athenian Empire

Author: Thomas Figueira

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812201901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 8237

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.
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The Dance of the Islands

Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Author: Christy Constantakopoulou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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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.
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The Athenian Empire Restored

Epigraphic and Historical Studies

Author: Harold B. Mattingly

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472106561

Category: History

Page: 561

View: 2085

Removes the foundations of classical Greek history, and begins creating new ones
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The Athenian empire on stone

David M. Lewis memorial lecture Oxford 2006

Author: Ronald S. Stroud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 46

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Interpreting the Athenian empire

Author: Nikolaos Papazarkadas

Publisher: Duckworth Pub

ISBN: 9780715637845

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8904

Explores new approaches to the key phenomenon of fifth-century Greek history, the growth and collapse of the Athenian Empire
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City of Suppliants

Tragedy and the Athenian Empire

Author: Angeliki Tzanetou

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292744579

Category: History

Page: 222

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After fending off Persia in the fifth century BCE, Athens assumed a leadership position in the Aegean world. Initially it led the Delian League, a military alliance against the Persians, but eventually the league evolved into an empire with Athens in control and exacting tribute from its former allies. Athenians justified this subjection of their allies by emphasizing their fairness and benevolence towards them, which gave Athens the moral right to lead. But Athenians also believed that the strong rule over the weak and that dominating others allowed them to maintain their own freedom. These conflicting views about Athens’ imperial rule found expression in the theater, and this book probes how the three major playwrights dramatized Athenian imperial ideology. Through close readings of Aeschylus’ Eumenides, Euripides’ Children of Heracles, and Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, as well as other suppliant dramas, Angeliki Tzanetou argues that Athenian tragedy performed an important ideological function by representing Athens as a benevolent and moral ruler that treated foreign suppliants compassionately. She shows how memorable and disenfranchised figures of tragedy, such as Orestes and Oedipus, or the homeless and tyrant-pursued children of Heracles were generously incorporated into the public body of Athens, thus reinforcing Athenians’ sense of their civic magnanimity. This fresh reading of the Athenian suppliant plays deepens our understanding of how Athenians understood their political hegemony and reveals how core Athenian values such as justice, freedom, piety, and respect for the laws intersected with imperial ideology.
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The Athenian empire

Author: Russell Meiggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 632

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The Athenian Empire and the Great Illusion

Author: Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall Tillyard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 36

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The Athenian Empire

Author: George William Cox

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103330812

Category: History

Page: 268

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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The Athenians and Their Empire

Author: Malcolm McGregor

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774843209

Category: History

Page: 244

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Malcolm McGregor draws on a life-time of scholarship to write a comprehensive account of the most celebrated period in classical Greek history -- 'The Golden Age' -- in which military and political advances of the Athenians coincided with their greatest achievements in art, literature, philosophy, and social theory. McGregor explains how democracy was nurtured in Athens and how effective government was achieved by a balance of open public debate and the role of individual decisive statesmen such as Pericles. This genuinely democratic government brought peace and prosperity to the Athenians and their allies and, as McGregor asserts, contributed to the extraordinary cultural ascendancy of fifth-century Greece.
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The Athenian Empire

Author: George William Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 247

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The Athenian empire

Author: G. Cox

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875444665

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 5774

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