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Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC

ISBN : 9780199646357

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Author: 
Brian Rutishauser
Pages
320 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
148 x 226 mm
Pub date
Oct 2012
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In Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC, Brian Rutishauser examines the history and economy of the island region known as the Cyclades during the late sixth to late fourth centuries BC. While certain aspects of geography in the Cyclades remained constant through ancient Greek history, the islanders were able to adapt to changing conditions and to changing hegemony imposed from outside the region, in order to increase economic prosperity. By the time of the Persian Wars many of these islands had their own naval forces, coinage, and monumental architecture. During the fifth century Athens established a naval hegemony over the region, which put an end to these practices. Until the Peloponnesian War, the Athenians maintained stability but redirected wealth generated from commerce and the export of local island products through the payment of tribute and other forms of taxation. The end of the Peloponnesian War saw a period of Spartan rule, followed by a resurgence of Athenian power and a period of shifting hegemonies. During the second half of the fourth century, many of the Cyclades renewed local monumental construction and the issue of local coinage. The Cyclades may have prospered during this period due to their mutual economic interests with Athens, a symbiotic relationship which persisted after the collapse of the Second Athenian League to the end of Athenian control of the temple of Delian Apollo.

Index: 

PREFACE
LIST OF MAPS
LIST OF TABLES
1. Introduction
2. Defining the Cycladic Region
3. Local Hegemonies: The Late Archaic Cyclades (540-490)
4. Under the Arkhe: The Cyclades in the Fifth Century (490-404)
5. Fluid Hegemonies: The Cyclades in the Early Fourth Century (404-355)
6. The (Nearly) Perfect Symbiosis?:The Cyclades in the Later Fourth Century (355-314)
7. Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX LOCORUM
GENERAL INDEX

About the author: 

Brian Rutishauser is a History Instructor at Fresno City College

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