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    DescriptionIt is a commonplace of modern scholarship that the Athenians hated and despised the Persians, but the claims of contempt are disproved by the evidence of archaeology, epigraphy, iconography and literature, all of which reveal some facet of Athenian receptivity to Achaemenid Persian culture. The Athenian response was as richly complex as the spheres of interaction: both private and public, elite and sub-elite. It appears in pot shapes, clothing, luxurious display and monumental architecture. This innovative study, the first comprehensive collection of evidence pertaining to the relations between Athens and Persia in the fifth century BC, aims to make this evidence better known and in so doing to argue that the social culture of classical Athens was not the monolithic construct it might appear.


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    Title
    Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century BC
    Subtitle
    A Study in Cultural Receptivity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret C. Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 730 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521607582
    ISBN 10: 0521607582
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC22: NA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    B&T Approval Code: A43400000
    DC21: 935
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, 1QDAP
    LC classification: DF227.5 .M56 1997
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    150 b/w illus. 2 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "All who read this thought-provoking book will find their understanding of fifth-century Athens greatly enriched, and come to realise that her extraordinary achievements are predicated on intimate contact with the Persian empire." Ame lie Kuhrt, Phoenix
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Preface; Maps; Part I. Spheres of Contact: 1. Relations between Athenians and Persians to the late fifth century: an overview; 2. Infusion and diffusion of alien goods: spoils of the Persian wars; 3. Cultural exchange through trade; 4. Zones of contact between Greeks and the Western Empire; 5. Diplomatic exchange: visions of splendour; Part II. Perserie: 6. Persian gold and Attic clay; 7. Incorporation of foreign items of dress; 8. Metamorphosis of a luxury culture; 9. The Odeion of Perikles and imperial expression; 10. Perserie: Athenian receptivity to Achaemenid culture; Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; List of figures; Index.