Financing the Athenian Fleet: Public Taxation and Social Relations [NOOK Book]

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This is the first full-length study of the financial, logistical, and social organization of the Athenian navy. Using a rich variety of sources, particularly the enormous body of inscriptions that served as naval records, Vincent Gabrielsen examines the development and function of the Athenian trierarchy and revises our understanding of the social, political, and ideological mechanisms of which that institution was a part. He concludes with a discussion of the broader implications of the relationship between ...

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Overview

This is the first full-length study of the financial, logistical, and social organization of the Athenian navy. Using a rich variety of sources, particularly the enormous body of inscriptions that served as naval records, Vincent Gabrielsen examines the development and function of the Athenian trierarchy and revises our understanding of the social, political, and ideological mechanisms of which that institution was a part. He concludes with a discussion of the broader implications of the relationship between Athens' democracy and its wealthiest citizens.

"This is a marvelous book: an original, well-researched, and compelling treatment of the financial organization of the Athenian navy, from which Gabrielsen expands our understanding of the functioning of Athens' democratic government."—Robert Wallace, Northwestern University

"A very valuable book. Gabrielsen offers a comprehensive and careful investigation of the trierarchy which goes beyond the reconstruction of fiscals and military realia to place the institution in its social context."— Greece and Rome

"All will appreciate the significance of Gabrielsen's book, for he has demonstrated, more clearly than his predecessors in the study of the trierarchy, the delicate balance between the state and the 'private sector' in this supreme military installation."— American Historical Review

Vincent Gabrielsen is a professor of ancient history at the University of Copenhagen.

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In order to keep its powerful navy afloat, democratic Athens charged its leading citizens to finance the maintenance and repair of the ships and the recruitment and provisioning of the crews. Using naval records and other sources, Gabrielsen classics, U. of Copenhagen shows how the mechanisms worked and how the class of trierarch fit into the larger society and grew into a powerful institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
American Historical Review

All will appreciate the significance of Gabrielsen's book, for he has demonstrated, more clearly than his predecessors in the study of the trierarchy, the delicate balance between the state and the 'private sector' in this supreme military installation.

— Mark Munn

Greece and Rome

A very valuable book. Gabrielsen offers a comprehensive and careful investigation of the trierarchy which goes beyond the reconstruction of fiscals and military realia to place the institution in its social context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801899300
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Vincent Gabrielsen is a professor of ancient history at the University of Copenhagen. Born in Piraeus, Greece, he is the author of Remuneration of State Officials in Fourth Century BC Athens.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Establishment of the Institution
1 The Origin of the Trierarchy 19
Pt. II Qualifications for the Trierarchy
2 Qualifications by Wealth 43
3 Appointment 68
4 Exemption 85
Pt. III Financial Responsibilities
5 The Crew 105
6 The Ship 126
7 Equipment 146
Pt. IV Institutional Transformation
8 The Reforms 173
Epilogue 218
Appendix: Standard Equipment 227
Notes 229
Bibliography 273
Index 293
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