Money, expense, and naval power in Thucydides' History 1-5.24 /
Lisa Kallet-Marx.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993.
xiii, 229 p.
0520078209 (alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993.
0520078209 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-218) and indexes.
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"Far and away the best discussion of the subject I have seen."--Michael H. Jameson, Stanford University
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Thucydides has been found guilty of indifference toward financial matters without a consideration of all the evidence. Now Lisa Kallet-Marx examines Thucydides' treatment of financial resources by studying his comments on finance in the context of the whole work and scrutinizes other, chiefly epigraphic, evidence as well. Her comprehensive inspection of the Archaeology, Pentekontaetia, and history of the Archidamian War demonstrates that the role of financial resources is central to Thucydides' ideas about naval power and figures prominently in his speeches and narrative. Kallet-Marx's research reveals an important stage in the historical development of thought about state power, wealth, and imperialism. Her book will greatly interest scholars of ancient economics and classicists alike.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Financial Resources in the Archaeologyp. 21
Appendix: Financial Terminology in the Archaeologyp. 35
Financial Resources in the Pentekontaetiap. 37
Financial Resources on the Eve of the Peloponnesian Warp. 70
The Early Years of the War, 431-427 (2.19-3.50)p. 109
Appendix: On 3.17p. 150
From the Kerkyraian Revolt to the Peace of Nikias (3.70-5.24)p. 152
Athens' Financial Resources in the Archidamian Warp. 184
Abbreviationsp. 207
Bibliographyp. 209
General Indexp. 219
Index of Passages in Thucydidesp. 225
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