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The life of Themistocles : a critical survey of the literary and archaeological evidence

Author: Anthony J Podlecki
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the life of Themistocles, a statesman of the fifth century B.C. who transformed Athens from a second-rate land power to the leading maritime state in Ancient Greece.
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Named Person: Themistocles; Themistocles.; Thémistocle; Themistocles; Themistokles.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Podlecki
ISBN: 0773501851 9780773501850
OCLC Number: 1364723
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 250 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The life of Themistocles --
The literary and archaeological evidence --
The earliest literary evidence --
Herodotus and Thucydides --
The philosophical and rhetorical schools --
Fourth-century historians --
Late accounts --
Plutarch --
The Ostia portrait --
The "Themistocles Decree" from Troizen --
Coins --
Buildings and walls --
Ostraka --
Chronology --
The Naval Bill --
Themistocles' family.
Responsibility: A.J. Podlecki.

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This book examines the life of Themistocles, a statesman of the fifth century B.C. who transformed Athens from a second-rate land power to the leading maritime state in Ancient Greece.

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