Athens from Alexander to Antony

Athens from Alexander to Antony

by Christian Habicht
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674051114

ISBN-13: 9780674051119

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

From the heights of empire to the depths of Roman subjugation, Athens' fortunes seemed to be on a downward spiral after Alexander the Great's effective takeover in 323 BC. Yet even though foreign policy and foreign domination was effectively taken out of her hands, Greece's greatest polis never lost autonomy in internal affairs. Culturally, intellectually and socially…  See more details below

Overview

From the heights of empire to the depths of Roman subjugation, Athens' fortunes seemed to be on a downward spiral after Alexander the Great's effective takeover in 323 BC. Yet even though foreign policy and foreign domination was effectively taken out of her hands, Greece's greatest polis never lost autonomy in internal affairs. Culturally, intellectually and socially, Athens retained a leading role throughout the Hellenistic period; in this book, Habicht documents both the struggles and the continuing vitality of one of the most important cities in Western civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674051119
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

In the Shadow of Macedonian Expansion (338-323)

Political Leaders

Endangered Peace

The Age of Lycurgus

The Crisis

Under Foreign Rule (323-307)

The Hellenic War

Unsettled Postwar Years

Demetrius of Phalerum

Between Freedom and Dependency (307-287)

Democracy without Full Freedom

Tyranny

King Demetrius

Culture in Public Life

Drama

The Schools of the Philosophers

The Fine Arts

Prose: Historiography and the Characters of Theophrastus

The Independent City (287-262)

Policy amid Competing Forces

Life in the City

The Chremonidean War

Renewed Subjugation (262-229)

The Royal Governor

A Satellite of Macedonia

Official Religion and the Royal House

Hellenistic Athens as Seen by a Contemporary

Freedom and Neutrality (229-200)

Precarious Freedom

The 220s

Athens as a Neutral Power

Alliance with Rome (200-167)

Against Philip

Against Antiochus

Against Perseus

Times of Peace (before and after 167)

Contacts with Kings

Contacts with Independent States

Conditions at Home

Athenian Delos

The Cleruchy

The Limits of Athenian Sovereignty

Center of Trade

Roman Hegemony

Athens and Oropus

Rome Acquires a Foothold on the Balkan Peninsula

Athens and Delphi

The Close of the Second Century

Foreign Relations

Conditions at Home

Athens and Mithridates

The Break with Rome

War and Its Consequences

After the War

The Constitution

Ruling Circles

A Difficult New Beginning

Subjection

Clodius' Plebiscite

Romans in Athens

In the Civil Wars

Epilogue

Abbreviations and Short Titles

Select Bibliography

Index

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