Feeding the Democracy

The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC
Author(s): 
Moreno, Alfonso
ISBN: 
9780199656943
Date published: 
July 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£29.99

Alfonso Moreno presents a sweeping re-interpretation of the economy and society of ancient Athens, showing how the city depended for its survival on a supply of grain from overseas sources. The need for grain determined Athenian foreign policy, prompting military conquest, and revealing a Greek world as globalized as our own.