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Athens from Alexander to Antony
     

Athens from Alexander to Antony

by Christian Habicht, Deborah Lucas Schneider
 

ISBN-10: 0674051114

ISBN-13: 9780674051119

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the Greek world into a complex of monarchies and vying powers, a vast sphere in which the Greek city-states struggled to survive. This is the compelling story of one city that despite long periods of subjugation persisted as a vital social entity throughout the Hellenistic age.

Overview

The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the Greek world into a complex of monarchies and vying powers, a vast sphere in which the Greek city-states struggled to survive. This is the compelling story of one city that despite long periods of subjugation persisted as a vital social entity throughout the Hellenistic age.

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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