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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    Athens and the Cyclades
    Economic Strategies 540-314 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Rutishauser
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199646357
    ISBN 10: 019964635X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
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    DC23: 938
    DC22: 330.9385
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    LC classification: HC37 .R88 2012
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    08 November 2012
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    Author Information
    Brian Rutishauser is a History Instructor at Fresno City College
    Table of contents
    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