By Matthew A. Sears

From the mid-sixth to the mid-fourth century BCE a nexus of connections to Thrace outlined the careers of numerous of Athens' such a lot well-liked figures, together with Pisistratus, Miltiades, Alcibiades and Iphicrates. This publication explores the significance of Thrace to those members and its ensuing importance within the political, cultural and social background of Athens. Thrace used to be extremely important for Athens due to its normal assets and entry to strategic waterways, that have been necessary to a maritime empire, and connections to the world conferred wealth and armed forces impact on convinced Athenians and provided them a shelter in the event that they confronted political persecution at domestic. although, Thrace's value to popular contributors transcended politics: its tradition was once additionally an immense draw. Thrace was once an international freed from Athenian political, social and cultural constraints - person who bore a remarkable resemblance to the realm of Homeric epic.

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