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'The eyesore of Aigina' : anti-Athenian attitudes in Greek, Hellenistic and Roman history / editors, Anton Powell and Katerina Meidani ; contributors, Kostas Buraselis [and 11 others].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Swansea : The Classical Press of Wales, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series:
Themes and methods. Specialist studies which transcend specialism
Summary note:
Our ideas about ancient Athens are constructed very largely from the writings of Athenian authors. Relatively rare are our sources for how others - whether Greeks, Asiatics or Romans - saw Athens from the outside. Yet we can see that not only did many across the Mediterranean world resist the political power of Athens in countless wars over several centuries, but that there existed an intriguing variety of anti-Athenian ideologies. This volume traces negative thinking about Athens from the late archaic period to Roman times. It challenges the easy modern supposition that Athens was generally seen as the cultural emblem of Greece, and casts light on the thinking of ancient peoples who - nowadays - tend to exist in Athens' shadow.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-249) and index.
Language(s):
In English with some Greek.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781905125593
  • 1905125593
OCLC:
907143673
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