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Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC

Brian Rutishauser


This book examines the history and economy of the region of the Cyclades during the late sixth through late fourth centuries bc. Although certain aspects of geography in the Cyclades remained constant through ancient Greek history, islanders were able to adapt to changing conditions and to changing hegemony imposed from outside the region, in order to increase their levels of economic prosperity. By the end of the Archaic period, many of these islands had constructed their own naval forces and monumental architecture, and also minted their own coins. Athens established a naval hegemony over th ... More

Keywords: Cyclades, islanders, hegemony, Athens, economic, coinage, commerce, grain, naval, geography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Rutishauser, author
History Instructor, Fresno City College