Central Greece and the Politics of Power in the Fourth Century BC

Central Greece and the Politics of Power in the Fourth Century BC

John Buckler


The streams of Greek historical past within the fourth century are hugely arguable. Sandwiched among the Classical 5th century and the Hellenistic interval, the period has invited a number of readings, such a lot prominently the decision of decrepitude and decline. contemporary discoveries, notwithstanding, point out that the interval was once no longer easily illustrative of the political, social, and fiscal weaknesses of the Greek city-state. This e-book examines the fourth century from a space with its personal nearby dynamics: significant Greece, a zone usually regarded as a backwater for macro-politics. The authors reveal a brilliant stress among neighborhood politics in Boeotia and its adjoining territories and Greek affairs. they supply a meticulous and, every now and then, microscopic research into the region's army and political historical past, including special analyses of the topography of the locations 'where heritage used to be made.' the result's a stunning account of Greece's energy transition quandary at the eve of the Macedonian conquest.

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