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By Brian Rutishauser

In Athens and the Cyclades: fiscal techniques 540-314 BC, Brian Rutishauser examines the heritage and economic climate of the island zone often called the Cyclades in the course of the overdue 6th to overdue fourth centuries BC. whereas definite elements of geography within the Cyclades remained consistent via historic Greek heritage, the islanders have been in a position to adapt to altering stipulations and to altering hegemony imposed from outdoor the zone, with the intention to elevate fiscal prosperity.

By the time of the Persian Wars a lot of those islands had their very own naval forces, coinage, and huge structure. through the 5th century Athens verified a naval hegemony over the sector, which placed an finish to those practices. till the Peloponnesian struggle, the Athenians maintained balance yet redirected wealth generated from trade and the export of neighborhood island items throughout the check of tribute and different kinds of taxation. the top of the Peloponnesian conflict observed a interval of Spartan rule, via a resurgence of Athenian energy and a interval of moving hegemonies. through the moment half the fourth century, a few of the Cyclades renewed neighborhood enormous development and the problem of neighborhood coinage. The Cyclades can have prospered in this interval as a result of their mutual financial pursuits with Athens, a symbiotic dating which continued after the cave in of the second one Athenian League to the top of Athenian regulate of the temple of Delian Apollo.

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Hdt. 57–58. 47. 74 Brock and Mackworth Young 1949, 2 posited the late sixth century, followed by Sheedy 2006, 55–6; Brun 2000 favours a late Classical–early Hellenistic date. 19); Reger 2004, 773. 76 Hom. Od. 403–14, dismissed by Reger 2004, 775. 123 propose that the island’s importance in antiquity transcends the lack of surviving evidence. 78 See Chapter 5, p. 130. 79 80 Étienne 1990, 12–15. Sheedy 2006, 74. 87 Travel was closely tied to various forms of social and economic activity, including the procurement by ship’s crews of food, water, and other supplies.

22 Most likely of the fourth century: Reger 2004, 736. 23 IG II2 123 line 9; Reger 2004, 736. 5, 1001–1004 for collected decrees; Reger 2004, 743. 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.

95 Hom. Od. 415–16; Papadopoulos and Smithson 2002, 182, but dismissed by Reger 2004, 775. 96 Hdt. 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.

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