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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens$
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G. J. Oliver

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199283507

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.001.0001

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Economic Fragilities in Fourth‐Century Athens

Economic Fragilities in Fourth‐Century Athens

(p.15) 1 Economic Fragilities in Fourth‐Century Athens
War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

G. J. Oliver (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the question of Athenian dependency on grain imports in the ‘classical’ 4th century. It establishes the complexities, finances, and different interests that characterized commerce. Topics covered include dependency cultures, models of dependency, quantifying dependency on imported grain, the economic realities of moving grain, ateleia> — the honour given by the Athenians to significant benefactors, overseas territories, financing commerce, and Athenian economics before 322.

Keywords:   Athenian economics, grain imports, Athens, commerce, ateleia, Macedon

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