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    Η οικονομική διαχείρηση πολέμου μακράς διαρκείας: ο Αθηναϊκός ιμπεριαλισμός, η πληρωμή του φόρου και οι μικρές κοινότητες του Αιγαίου τον 5ο αιώνα π.Χ.

    Constantakopoulou, Christy (2018) Η οικονομική διαχείρηση πολέμου μακράς διαρκείας: ο Αθηναϊκός ιμπεριαλισμός, η πληρωμή του φόρου και οι μικρές κοινότητες του Αιγαίου τον 5ο αιώνα π.Χ. In: Seirinidou, V. and Ploumpidis, S. (eds.) Histories of War in South-Eastern Europe: An Approach in the Longue Durée. STORTS 6. Athens, Greece: Athens University Press. ISBN 9789604851720.

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    Abstract

    The Greek world witnessed some radical changes during the course of the fifth century. For the first time in its history, the Aegean, with its island and coastal cities, came under the control of a single power, Athens. Athenian control over the Aegean was the result of a sequence of battles, skirmishes and coalitions. Fifth-century history, in other words, can be viewed as the history of a long-term war on many fronts between Athens and other Greek cities-states; this series of wars culminated in the Peloponnesian war, the great war between Athens and Sparta. Such type of warfare required substantial funding, especially for the maintainance of the costly Athenian fleet. For this purpose and from a very early age, Athens imposed taxation on her allies in order to meet the cost of sustaining the fleet. By looking at the inscriptions that record the part of the tax which was dedicated to goddess Athena (aparche), on a yearly basis after 454 BC, I argue that the payment of tax transformed the life of the Aegean Greeks, and especially those living in small-scale communities, which, perhaps, were not even city-states. I will examine the case of Rhodes in order to argue that the Athenian financial policy for the long-term fifth-century war forced the Aegean Greeks to integrate, willingly or not, to the economic, diplomatic, political and cultural networks of fifth-century Aegean.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Translated title: The financial management of a long war: Athenian imperialism and the payment of tribute for the small communities of the Aegean during the 5th century BC
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Christy Constantakopoulou
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 13:34
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 13:34
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21785

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