David M. Pritchard's Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens (Ashley PDF

By David M. Pritchard

ISBN-10: 0292772033

ISBN-13: 9780292772038

ISBN-10: 1477311343

ISBN-13: 9781477311349

In his On the consideration of Athens, Plutarch complained that the Athenian humans spent extra at the creation of dramatic fairs and "the misfortunes of Medeas and Electras than they did on retaining their empire and scuffling with for his or her liberty opposed to the Persians." This view of the Athenians' lost priorities turned orthodoxy with the e-book of August Böckh's 1817 booklet Die Staatshaushaltung der Athener [The Public economic climate of Athens], which criticized the classical Athenian dēmos for spending extra on gala's than on wars and for levying unjust taxes to pay for his or her bloated govt. yet have been the Athenians' priorities rather as lost as historical and sleek historians believed?

Drawing on traces of facts now not on hand in Böckh's time, Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens calculates the true expenditures of faith, politics, and warfare to settle the long-standing debate approximately what the traditional Athenians valued so much hugely. David M. Pritchard explains that, in Athenian democracy, citizens had complete keep watch over over public spending. once they voted for a invoice, they consistently knew its rate and what sort of they more often than not spent on such money owed. consequently, the sums they selected to spend on gala's, politics, and the militia mirrored the order of the priorities they'd set for his or her nation. by means of calculating those sums, Pritchard convincingly demonstrates that it used to be no longer faith or politics yet warfare that used to be the overriding precedence of the Athenian people.

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In his at the Glory of Athens, Plutarch complained that the Athenian humans spent extra at the creation of dramatic fairs and "the misfortunes of Medeas and Electras than they did on holding their empire and battling for his or her liberty opposed to the Persians. " This view of the Athenians' lost priorities turned orthodoxy with the ebook of August Böckh's 1817 publication Die Staatshaushaltung der Athener [The Public economic climate of Athens], which criticized the classical Athenian dēmos for spending extra on fairs than on wars and for levying unjust taxes to pay for his or her bloated govt.

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