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Author Buckler, John.

Title Central Greece and the politics of power in the fourth century BC / John Buckler and Hans Beck
Published Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 309 pages) : maps
Contents Prologue: power politics in fourth-century Greece / by Hans Beck -- A survey of Theban and Athenian relations between 403-371 BC -- The incident at Mt. Parnassus, 395 BC -- The battle of Coronea and its historiographical legacy -- The king's peace, alliance, and Phoebidas' strike (382 BC) -- Sphodrias' raid and the evolution of the Athenian league -- The re-establishment of the boiƍtarchia (378 BC) -- The battle of Tegyra, 375 BC -- Plutarch and Leuctra -- Alliance and hegemony in fourth-century Greece: the case of the Theban hegemony -- Xenophon's speeches and the Theban hegemony -- The phantom synedrion of the Boeotian Confederacy, 378-335 BC -- Boeotian Aulis and Greek naval bases -- Epaminondas and the new inscription from Cnidus -- Thebes, Delphi, and the outbreak of the Sacred War -- Pammenes, the Persians, and the Sacred War -- Phillip II, the Greeks, and the king, 346-336 BC -- A note on the battle of Chaeronea -- Philip II's designs on Greece -- Epilogue / by John Buckler and Hans Beck
Summary The streams of Greek history in the fourth century are highly controversial. Sandwiched between the Classical fifth century and the Hellenistic period, the era has invited various readings, most prominently the verdict of decrepitude and decline. Recent discoveries, however, indicate that the period was not simply illustrative of the political, social, and economic weaknesses of the Greek city-state. This book examines the fourth century from an area with its own regional dynamics: central Greece, a region often considered as a backwater for macro-politics. The authors disclose a vivid tension between regional politics in Boeotia and its adjacent territories and Greek affairs. They provide a meticulous and, at times, microscopic investigation into the region's military and political history, together with detailed analyses of the topography of the places 'where history was made.' The result is a dazzling account of Greece's power transition crisis on the eve of the Macedonian conquest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Central Greece and Euboea (Greece) -- Politics and government.
Greece -- Politics and government -- To 146 B.C.
Form Electronic book
Author Beck, Hans, 1969-
LC no. 2007050027
ISBN 0511455968 (electronic bk.)
051145726X (electronic bk.)
051148271X (ebook)
9780511455964 (electronic bk.)
9780511457265 (electronic bk.)
9780511482717 (ebook)
Other Titles Central Greece and the politics of power in the 4th. century BC