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In Athens and the Cyclades: monetary options 540-314 BC, Brian Rutishauser examines the historical past and economic system of the island area often called the Cyclades in the course of the overdue 6th to past due fourth centuries BC. whereas sure facets of geography within the Cyclades remained consistent via historical Greek historical past, the islanders have been capable of adapt to altering stipulations and to altering hegemony imposed from outdoors the zone, which will raise monetary prosperity.

By the time of the Persian Wars a lot of those islands had their very own naval forces, coinage, and enormous structure. in the course of the 5th century Athens proven a naval hegemony over the sector, which placed an finish to those practices. until eventually the Peloponnesian warfare, the Athenians maintained balance yet redirected wealth generated from trade and the export of neighborhood island items in the course of the check of tribute and different kinds of taxation. the tip of the Peloponnesian warfare observed a interval of Spartan rule, through a resurgence of Athenian strength and a interval of moving hegemonies. throughout the moment 1/2 the fourth century, the various Cyclades renewed neighborhood enormous development and the difficulty of neighborhood coinage. The Cyclades could have prospered in this interval because of their mutual fiscal pursuits with Athens, a symbiotic courting which persevered after the cave in of the second one Athenian League to the tip of Athenian keep watch over of the temple of Delian Apollo.

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25 Cherry, Davis, and Mantzourani 1991a, 5; Sheedy 2006, 21. 28 Keos is also unique for our study because it possessed no less than four poleis during the Archaic and Classical periods, three of which (Karthaia, Koressos, and Poiessa) were coastal communities. The fourth, Ioulis, was inland. 29 At certain times in the fifth and fourth centuries, all of these cities except for Poiessa formed a Keian federation. 31 This may have changed, however, with the fourth century and the Athenian regulations for the export of miltos.

33. 91 Fig. 1. Trade Routes through the Cyclades Attested In Various Classical Sources Fig. 2. 103 The importance of certain routes may have waxed and waned under the influence of outside political forces such as Athens. Athenian influence was not limited to the Cyclades but also to many islands elsewhere in the Aegean. Mag. 280–2(= Muller 1855, 499–500 with commentary on cxxiii– cxxviii); Bunbury 1883, 665–7 and 672–4; Brun 1996, 140–3. A new translation and commentary is now being prepared by James Ermatinger.

6 C486–487. Mendoni 1994, 150. 40 41 Mazarakis-Ainian 1998. 55. 42 43 Hdt. H. 67. Bent 1885, 337. 44 Reger 2004, 763; Brun 1997, 407–8; Amandry 1953; Kokkorou-Alevras 1992 and 2000; Fuchs and Floren 1987, 151 and 161; Costa 1997, 131–45; Constantakopoulou 2007, 44–6. 47 Naxos will figure predominantly in our study, not just as a regional power in the late Archaic period but also because of its often turbulent relationship with Athens in the Classical period. 5 km2), and although many areas are barren it possesses fertile valleys.

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