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War, food, and politics in early Hellenistic Athens

Author: G J Oliver
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era. G. J. Oliver assesses how political and military change affected the fragile economies of the Athenian polis, and highlights  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G J Oliver
ISBN: 0199283508 9780199283507
OCLC Number: 488414023
Description: xxi, 360 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. ECONOMIC VULNERABILITIES ; 1. Economic fragilities in fourth-century Athens ; 2. Piraeus and the Athenian 'peraea' ; 3. People of Attica ; II. WAR IN THE ATHENIAN POLIS ; 4. Warfare and the Athenian countryside ; 5. The dynamics of defence: infrastructure ; 6. Defending the polis: command ; 7. Military manpower ; III. POLIS ECONOMIES: FINANCE, FOOD, AND FRIENDS ; 8. Saving the polis: civic finances ; 9. Friends abroad: the economics of benefaction ; Conclusion
Responsibility: G.J. Oliver.
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Oliver's contribution succeeds in painting a nuanced picture of the uncertainties caused by the decline of Athenian strength relative to that of the new Great Powers of the Hellenistic period. * Read more...

 
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