Feeding the Democracy

- The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

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indgår i serie Oxford Classical Monographs


Feeding the Democracy
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-12-2007
Sprog:
Engelsk
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The reliance of democracies on vital supplies of energy from distant and non-democratic sources is probably the most pressing and dangerous problem of modern times, but it is not a new phenomenon. Classical Athens, the birthplace of democracy and the largest and historically most important of the ancient Greek city-states, depended for its survival on the constant importation of grain from overseas lands as remote as Ukraine and southern Russia, and this trade wasultimately controlled by powerful politicians, wealthy landowners, and kings. Alfonso Moreno examines how this resource need determined Athenian foreign policy, prompting recourse to military conquest and ruthless resettlements, and how uncomfortable realities (especially elite control) were madeacceptable to popular audiences.This study of ancient trade and politics reveals a Greek world as globalized as our own, and convulsed by the same problems that such interdependence and sophistication entail.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-12-2007
ISBN13:
9780199228409
Vægt:
665 g
Dybde:
29 mm
Bredde:
145 mm
Højde:
223 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    Alfonso Moreno presents a sweeping re-interpretation of the economy and society of ancient Athens, showing how the city depended for its survival on a supply of grain from overseas sources. The need for grain determined Athenian foreign policy, prompting military conquest, and revealing a Greek world as globalized as our own. 3 maps, 10 halftones, 5 tables

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Feeding the Democracy

- The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

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