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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

G. J. Oliver

Abstract

This book provides a new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era, when the city was no longer an imperial power and struggled to maintain its territory, both at home in Attica and overseas in the cleruchies. The book assesses how political and military change affected the fragile economies of the Athenian polis. Warfare in Attica required the Athenians to protect their domestic grain supply and seek out those beyond the city to provide commodities from abroad. The book stresses the economic importance of benefaction and civic honours, and shows how much the citizens ... More

Keywords: Attica, Athenian polis, warfare, benefaction, civic honours, defence, finance

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199283507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.001.0001

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G. J. Oliver, author
Lecturer in Ancient Greek Culture, Liverpool University
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