Athens, Thrace, and the Shaping of Athenian Leadership (BOK)

Matthew A Sears

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From the mid-sixth to the mid-fourth century BCE a nexus of connections to Thrace defined the careers of several of Athens' most prominent figures, including Pisistratus, Miltiades, Alcibiades and Iphicrates. This book explores the importance of Thrace to these individuals and its resulting significance in the political, cultural and social history of Athens. Thrace was vitally important for Athens thanks to its natural resources and access to strategic waterways, which were essential to a maritime empire, and connections to the area conferred wealth and military influence on certain Athenians and offered them a refuge if they faced political persecution at home. However, Thrace's importance to prominent individuals transcended politics: its culture was also an important draw. Thrace was a world free of Athenian political, social and cultural constraints - one that bore a striking resemblance to the world of Homeric epic.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Matthew A Sears
ISBN 9781107030534
Antall sider 341 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 24,1cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 696 gram