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    Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily: 344-317 B.C. (Cambridge Classical Studies (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Richard J. A. Talbert, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by Martin Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks

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    DescriptionDispatched to Sicily in 344 BC as an elderly man at the head of a small, motley band of mercenaries, Timoleon had no experience of the island. Yet, in less than eight years Timoleon overthrew tyrants, expelled the Carthaginians, and introduced peace, prosperity and constitutional government to an area which for decades had known only disorder. The peace he had brought was broken after his death, and tyranny returned in 317 BC; but the prosperity which he had set in motion continued to increase well into the third century. Dr Talbert has deliberately avoided the temptation to write a biography, and has confined himself to coverage of those aspects of Timeleon's work for which some evidence survives. He examines closely the uneven and frequently eulogistic accounts left by ancient writers. He also discusses fully the light thrown on Timoleon's revival by the discovery of numerous silver coin hoards in Sicily, and by archaeological excavations undertaken there since the Second World War. His studies add up to a most thorough investigation of Timoleon's work.


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    Title
    Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily
    Subtitle
    344-317 B.C.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard J. A. Talbert, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by Martin Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521034135
    ISBN 10: 0521034132
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 938.07092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 937.803
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Note on texts; Abbreviations; 1. Timoleon and Plutarch; 2. The literary sources for Timoleon's career; 3. The chronology of Timoleon's career in Sicily; 4. Military studies; 5. Punic policy in Sicily in the age of Timoleon; 6. Timoleon and the Sicilian tyrants; 7. Constitutional studies; 8. Archaeological evidence for Timoleon's revival of the Greek zone of Sicily; 9. Corinthian silver coinage and the Sicilian economy, c.340 to c.290 BC; 10. Sicilian coinage; Additional notes; Bibliography; Index.