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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens$
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G. J. Oliver

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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Saving the Polis: Civic Finances

Saving the Polis: Civic Finances

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(p.193) 8 Saving the Polis: Civic Finances
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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0009

This chapter examines the civic finances of Athens, and in particular focuses on the contributions that individuals and especially Athenian citizens made within the institutions of the polis. The famous epidosis (subscription) of the archonship of Diomedon is analysed to illustrate the measured respect and dependence that existed between the community of Athenians and its benefactors among the citizen body and resident foreigners.

Keywords:   Attica, epidosis, Diomedon, civic finances, Athenian polis, defence

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