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    DescriptionG. J. Oliver provides a new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era, when the city was no longer an imperial power and struggled to maintain its territory, both at home in Attica and overseas in the cleruchies. Oliver assesses how political and military change affected the fragile economies of the Athenian polis. Warfare in Attica required the Athenians to protect their domestic grain supply and seek out those beyond the city to provide commodities from abroad. Oliver stresses the economic importance of benefaction and civic honours, and shows how much the citizens of Athens contributed to the defence and finances of their city.


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    Title
    War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G.J. Oliver
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 722 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199283507
    ISBN 10: 0199283508
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    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
    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: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.5
    LC classification: HC37 .O55 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    8 halftones, 7 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    G. J. Oliver is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Culture at Liverpool University.
    Review quote
    Oliver's analysis will not only become an indispensable resource for this period of Athenian history, but it also serves as a model by which to examine other Hellenistic poleis... Michael D. Dixon Bryn Mawr Classical Review Oliver's contribution succeeds in painting a nuanced picture of the uncertainties caused by the decline of Athenian strength relative to that of the new Great Powers of the Hellenistic period. Walter Scheidel, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    I. ECONOMIC VULNERABILITIES ; 1. Economic fragilities in fourth-century Athens ; 2. Piraeus and the Athenian 'peraea' ; 3. People of Attica ; II. WAR IN THE ATHENIAN POLIS ; 4. Warfare and the Athenian countryside ; 5. The dynamics of defence: infrastructure ; 6. Defending the polis: command ; 7. Military manpower ; III. POLIS ECONOMIES: FINANCE, FOOD, AND FRIENDS ; 8. Saving the polis: civic finances ; 9. Friends abroad: the economics of benefaction ; Conclusion