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Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Ian Worthington


When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing political affairs; and a flourishing intellectual, artistic, and literary life, with life anchored in the ideals of freedom, autonomy, and democracy. But in 338 that forever changed when Philip II of Macedonia defeated a Greek army at Chaeronea to impose Macedonian hegemony over Greece. The Greeks then remained under Macedonian rule until the new power of the Mediterranean world, Rome, annexed Mac ... More

Keywords: Hellenistic Athens, Roman Athens, Hellenistic Greece, Roman Greece, Macedonian imperialism, Roman imperialism, Athenian politics, Greek culture, Greek society, ancient warfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190633981
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Worthington, author
Professor of Ancient History, Macquarie University