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The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece
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The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

Abstract

This book elucidates the ways in which the slogan of freedom emerged and developed into the fundamental principle of Greek diplomacy and politics, before the Romans appropriated and used it to establish their domination over the Mediterranean. Originally employed by the Spartans and Athenians, who used it to subvert each other’s military alliances before and during the Peloponnesian war, the slogan of freedom helped to maintain political and military balance among the major Greek powers during the classical period, putting a check on their aspirations. After Philip II and Alexander III (the Gr ... More

Keywords: ancient greece, ancient rome, ancient greek warfare, ancient greek diplomacy, roman warfare, roman diplomacy, freedom, autonomy, Pax Romana, mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195375183
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.001.0001

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Sviatoslav Dmitriev, author
Ball State University
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