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8. Athens

8. Athens  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199601349
The enhanced esteem of Athens from the 1830s on has held its own, helped by the association of Sparta with authoritarian regimes. ‘Athens’ looks at this classical city, located 8 kilometres ... More
12. Byzantion

12. Byzantion  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0012
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chapter
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9780199601349
The Greeks founded a city they called Byzantion on the Asiatic side of mainland Greece. ‘Byzantion’ tells the story of this city. After Byzantion's foundation — traditionally in either 688 ... More
11. Alexandria

11. Alexandria  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0011
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chapter
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9780199601349
To stabilize his conquests strategically, and to unify his new kingdom culturally, Alexander III founded a number of Greek-speaking eponymous Alexandrias. There is some dispute over exactly ... More
10. Thebes

10. Thebes  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199601349
The city of Thebes was the chief beneficiary of the ongoing attrition between the Athenians and the Spartans. It is a city deep in myth. ‘Thebes’ examines the significance of the town. For ... More
13. Epilogue

13. Epilogue  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0013
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chapter
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9780199601349
For the Greeks, politics happened at the centre of their lives. Our word ‘politics’ comes from the ancient Greek neuter plural adjective politika meaning ‘matters relating to the polis’. ... More
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Cartledge

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199601349
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction takes the polis as its starting point and uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and ... More

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