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Money, Expense, and Naval Power in Thucydides' History 1-5.24

Lisa Kallet



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California Uni Pr Trade
15 July 2018
History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Naval forces & warfare
Thucydides has been found guilty of indifference toward financial matters without a consideration of all the evidence. Lisa Kallet-Marx redirects the approach to Thucydides' treatment of financial resources by studying his comments on finance in the context of the whole work and scrutinizes other, chiefly epigraphic, evidence as well. Her comprehensive inspection of the Archaeology, Pentekontaetia, and history of the Archidamian War demonstrates that the role of financial resources is central to Thucydides' ideas about naval power and figures prominently in his speeches and narrative. The accumulation of chremata, or money, and its relationship to nautikon, or the fleet, provide a key for analysis.

Kallet-Marx's research reveals an important stage in the historical development of thought about state power, wealth, and imperialism. Her book will greatly interest classicists as well as scholars of ancient economics. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.
By:   Lisa Kallet
Imprint:   California Uni Pr Trade
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9780520303058
ISBN 10:   0520303059
Pages:   244
Publication Date:   15 July 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Lisa Kallet (previously Kallet-Marx) is the George Cawkwell Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History and Associate Professor in Ancient History at University College Oxford.

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