Macedonian Domination

Stephen V. Tracy

in Athens and Macedon

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780520233331
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928541 | DOI:
Macedonian Domination

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It is shown that Antigonos' influence over the ekklesia in Athens was far-reaching. An inscription from Rhamnous states that the Athenians put the best face on a bad situation by electing the man chosen by the king. By 255, the king had removed his garrison from the city and about that year, according to Eusebios, gave Athens her freedom. There is strong evidence to suggest that important aspects of the democratic constitution were not functioning. Two of the cardinal principles of the democratic constitution of Athens were the rotation of offices by lot through the tribes and strict limits on office holding. Antigonos apparently ruled quite directly and for nearly a quarter century interfered as he saw fit with the internal workings of the Athenian state.

Keywords: Macedonian domination; Athens; Rhamnous; Antigonos; democratic constitution; garrison

Chapter.  4860 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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