By G. J. Oliver
G. J. Oliver offers a brand new review of the industrial background of Athens within the Hellenistic period, whilst the town was once not an imperial energy and struggled to keep up its territory, either at domestic in Attica and in another country within the cleruchies. Oliver assesses how political and army switch affected the delicate economies of the Athenian polis. conflict in Attica required the Athenians to guard their family grain provide and search out these past town to supply commodities from out of the country. Oliver stresses the commercial value of benefaction and civic honours, and exhibits how a lot the electorate of Athens contributed to the defence and funds in their city.