Matthew A. Sears's Athens, Thrace, and the Shaping of Athenian Leadership PDF

By Matthew A. Sears

ISBN-10: 1107030536

ISBN-13: 9781107030534

From the mid-sixth to the mid-fourth century BCE a nexus of connections to Thrace outlined the careers of a number of of Athens' such a lot sought after figures, together with Pisistratus, Miltiades, Alcibiades and Iphicrates. This booklet explores the significance of Thrace to those participants and its ensuing importance within the political, cultural and social background of Athens. Thrace used to be very important for Athens due to its normal assets and entry to strategic waterways, that have been necessary to a maritime empire, and connections to the world conferred wealth and army impact on sure Athenians and provided them a shelter in the event that they confronted political persecution at domestic. in spite of the fact that, Thrace's value to trendy participants transcended politics: its tradition was once additionally a huge draw. Thrace used to be a global freed from Athenian political, social and cultural constraints - person who bore a amazing resemblance to the area of Homeric epic.

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