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Feeding the democracy : the Athenian grain supply in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.

Author: Alfonso Moreno
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alfonso Moreno presents a sweeping re-interpretation of the economy and society of ancient Athens, showing how the city depended for its survival on a supply of grain from overseas sources. The need  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moreno, Alfonso, 1972-
Feeding the democracy.
Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608208447
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfonso Moreno
ISBN: 9780199228409 019922840X
OCLC Number: 132584626
Description: xix, 420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Models and calculations --
1. From crisis to uncertainty : calculating Athenian grain production --
I. The land --
II. Use of the land --
III. Crop yields --
IV. Population --
V. Consumption --
VI. Conclusion --
pt. II. Archaeology --
2. Euonymon : the agriculture and economy of the classical Athenian Deme --
I. Euonymon : general overview --
II. Regional landscape --
III. Intensive versus subsistence agriculture --
IV. The economy of Euonymon --
V. Attica and the Athenian market --
VI. Conclusion --
3. The fruits of empire --
I. Athens and Euboea --
II. The big picture : Euboean agriculture, geography, and history --
III. Patterns of Athenian land-holding and the Athenian Cleruchies on Euboea --
IV. Forts and the imperial territory --
V. Conclusion --
4. Ex Ponto : the Athenian grain supply and Black Sea archaeology --
I. Northern Black Sea aristocracies : sixth and fifth centuries BC, to 438 --
II. The royal economy : from 438 to the end of the fourth century BC --
III. Conclusion --
pt. III. Literature --
5. Bread and politics : the ideology of the grain supply in Athenian rhetoric --
I. The dealers --
II. Grain-Importers : Emporoi and Naukleroi --
III. "Outside" Athenian politics? The evidence from commercial suits (Dikai Emporikai) --
IV. Conclusion --
Appendix 1. Relevant measures --
Appendix 2. Land-leases --
Appendix 3. Athenian law taxing lemnos, imbros and scyros, 374/3 BC (GHI II 26) --
Appendix 4. The regulation of the grain market --
Appendix 5. Gazetteer of grain sources.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Other Titles: Athenian grain supply in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.
Responsibility: Alfonso Moreno.
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