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The Resource Poroi : revenue-sources, Xenophon ; translated with introduction and commentary by David Whitehead

Poroi : revenue-sources, Xenophon ; translated with introduction and commentary by David Whitehead

Label
Poroi : revenue-sources
Title
Poroi
Title remainder
revenue-sources
Statement of responsibility
Xenophon ; translated with introduction and commentary by David Whitehead
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
This volume showcases for the first time in the Clarendon Ancient History Series one of the best-known prose authors of classical Athens: Xenophon. 0Poroi (or, Revenue-Sources) was the final work of his large and varied output, written in the mid-350s BCE at a time when Athens had failed to prevent the collapse of her second Aegean 'empire', and was impoverished and demoralized in consequence. Back in Athens after a lifetime abroad, the elderly Xenophon took an optimistic view of the plight of his fellow-citizens: though their days as a free-spending imperial power may have been over, they could fall back on the city's own, unique assets - both human (the large community of resident and visiting foreigners) and material (the natural resources of Attica itself, notably the silver-mines) - strategically exploiting them in order to set the city on the road to peace and prosperity. Xenophon fleshed out this general position with many specific proposals, in doing so situating Poroi not only in a tradition of early economic thought, but also in the realm of practical politics. 0Framed by a General Introduction and the first-ever full Commentary on the work in English, this new and unprecedentedly accurate translation offers an authoritative yet accessible overview of the text, its context, and its historical, socio-political, and economic implications that will be invaluable to both students new to the work and to more experienced scholars. Challenging the view that there is a significant overlap between Xenophon's ideas and the policies associated (in the 350s and 340s) with Euboulos, it argues, rather, that Poroi was ahead of its time and in fact anticipated the programme of Athens' leading statesman of the 330s and 320s: Lykourgos
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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active approximately 400 B.C.,
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Xenophon
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and Ancient Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
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Whitehead, David
Series statement
Clarendon ancient history series
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  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Greece
Label
Poroi : revenue-sources, Xenophon ; translated with introduction and commentary by David Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044861626
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198834427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044861626
Label
Poroi : revenue-sources, Xenophon ; translated with introduction and commentary by David Whitehead
Publication
Note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044861626
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198834427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044861626

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