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    DescriptionFrom the mid-sixth to the mid-fourth century BCE a nexus of connections to Thrace defined the careers of several of Athens' most prominent figures, including Pisistratus, Miltiades, Alcibiades and Iphicrates. This book explores the importance of Thrace to these individuals and its resulting significance in the political, cultural and social history of Athens. Thrace was vitally important for Athens thanks to its natural resources and access to strategic waterways, which were essential to a maritime empire, and connections to the area conferred wealth and military influence on certain Athenians and offered them a refuge if they faced political persecution at home. However, Thrace's importance to prominent individuals transcended politics: its culture was also an important draw. Thrace was a world free of Athenian political, social and cultural constraints - one that bore a striking resemblance to the world of Homeric epic.


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    Title
    Athens, Thrace, and the Shaping of Athenian Leadership
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew A. Sears
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 341
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107030534
    ISBN 10: 1107030536
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.5
    DC23: 938
    LC classification: DF285 .S39 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus. 2 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Matthew A. Sears is Theodore Bedrick Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. His articles have appeared in Classical World, Hesperia and Mouseion.
    Review quote
    "...this is undoubtedly a very stimulating book,..." --BMCR
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: egalitarianism, ambition, and the disciples of Thrace; 2. Thrace as resource and refuge I: the Pisistratids to Thucydides; 3. Thrace as resource and refuge II: Alcibiades to Iphicrates; 4. Athenian ambivalence towards Thracians and Thracophiles; 5. The cultural appeal of Thrace for the Athenian elite; 6. Thrace as military academy; 7. Epilogue: Chares and Charidemus in the Macedonian world.