Athenian Settlements of the Fourth Century B.C.

Athenian Settlements of the Fourth Century B.C.

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This work surveys all available evidence on Athenian settlements and settlers of the fourth century B.C., calling several conventional interpretations about them into question, through a rigorous preference for evidence over speculation. Three chapters trace a chronology of events relating to the settlements, examine their personnel collectively, statistically, and individually, and discuss evidence for their political, economic, and religious institutions. Long appendixes establish improved texts of numerous inscriptions relevant to the topic and provide several kinds of data on more than 1000 definite, probable, or possible settlers.

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  • Hardback | 487 pages
  • 162.56 x 246.38 x 38.1mm | 952.54g
  • Brill
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004099913
  • 9789004099913

About Jack Cargill

Jack Cargill, Ph.D. (1977) in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, is Professor of Greek History at Rutgers University. His publications have emphasized Athenian external relations.

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'A major contribution to the history of late classical Athens and the essential starting point for all future research on fourth century BCE colonization.' S.M. Burstein, Choice, 1995. 'This is a valuable and scholarly work which took C. over a decade to complete. He deserves praise for persevering with it and for the final product.' Ian Worthington, Classical Review, 1998.

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