By Brian Rutishauser
In Athens and the Cyclades: monetary innovations 540-314 BC, Brian Rutishauser examines the background and economic climate of the island zone often called the Cyclades in the course of the past due 6th to past due fourth centuries BC. whereas sure points of geography within the Cyclades remained consistent via old Greek heritage, the islanders have been capable of adapt to altering stipulations and to altering hegemony imposed from outdoor the area, so as to elevate financial prosperity.
By the time of the Persian Wars lots of those islands had their very own naval forces, coinage, and enormous structure. throughout the 5th century Athens verified a naval hegemony over the sector, which positioned an finish to those practices. till the Peloponnesian battle, the Athenians maintained balance yet redirected wealth generated from trade and the export of neighborhood island items throughout the money of tribute and different kinds of taxation. the tip of the Peloponnesian warfare observed a interval of Spartan rule, via a resurgence of Athenian strength and a interval of moving hegemonies. through the moment half the fourth century, some of the Cyclades renewed neighborhood enormous building and the difficulty 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 endured after the cave in of the second one Athenian League to the tip of Athenian keep an eye on of the temple of Delian Apollo.
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Extra resources for Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC
67 This island did not set up dedications at Delos, even though it was an Ionian community. 69 At some indeterminate date, these mines became unproductive. 70 Surveys have uncovered evidence that ﬁve sites on 62 Hdt. 48. See Chapter 3, p. 76. 43; Graindor 1903; Freeman 1963, 214; Sheedy 2006, 47. 64 Ar. Ach. 542 compares the Megarian Decrees to the theft of a Seriphian puppy; the original story of Themistokles’ denigration of the island of Belbina in Hdt. 125 was later altered to Seriphos in Pl.
116 Peer-polity interaction within the Cyclades may be especially applicable to the late Archaic period. 117 Many had local products, mineral or otherwise, 111 Pryor 1988, 95 and 97 (quote). For the Genoese records see Motzo 1947, 48–56 and 123–6; Kretschmer 1909, 383À6. Broodbank 2000, 41 calls the Cyclades ‘potential stepping-stones from everywhere to everywhere else’. 112 Renfrew and Wagstaff 1982, 286–9. 113 Renfrew and Cherry 1971. 114 Renfrew and Wagstaff 1982, 286. 115 Renfrew and Wagstaff 1982, 287.
Constantakopoulou 2007, 176. Counillon 2001. 65–67; [Skylax] 48 mentions the Dorian islands opposite Lakedaimon (Melos, Kimolos, Oliaros, Sikinos, Thera, Anaphe, and Astypalaia) and 58 lists the Ionian islands of Delos, Rheneia, Keos, Kythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Mykonos, Andros, and Tenos. 4 To these, only Artemidoros adds Gyaros, and only Pliny and [Skylax] add Rheneia. Delos is also included, but as will be described below will be considered as separate in this work. 5 Hdt.
Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC by Brian Rutishauser