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It was an institution characteristically talkes with Asia and with barbarism. Aeschylus' Persae represented the classic contrast between Hellenic liberty and Persian despotism. Sparta might have her kings, but they were hedged about by a host of competing institutions that defined them more as magistrates than as monarchs. Most other Greek states scorned and rejected the concept. And even the Spartan Demaratus, as portrayed by Herodotus, advised the Persian king that his fellow citizens were free men obedient only to law, not subjects of an autocrat. The conquests of Alexander, Beautiful older woman want casual sex Oregon, burst the confines of that limited world.
An Athenian decree honoring King Pharnaces I and Queen Nysa of Pontus alludes to the king's embarrassment: the king is honored for his willingness to keep the promises ly made to Athens, although unable to do so in the case of other cities. Under the leadership of the No talk to horny girls free lets chill king, they could settle in new cities and return to the blessings of landed property and self-government.
Stolz [Zurich, ], 70ff. They did not construe their domains in geographical terms. In founding new cities, Hellenistic kings did benefit Greeks in just the same way as, according to theory, kings had done ages and ages ago, when establishing social and political order for the first time. Ta king provided a focal point for two cultures in that land.
Stimulus provided by the papers le him to point out a path of future research.
Ad Atticum The community of Aegina had been a member of the league. Now it was Eumenes who was giving them Ladies wants sex MO Seneca 64865 next time it would be Prusias and after that Seleucus. All men might agree that glory was to be attained by benefactions, but the philosopher insisted that true glory must only be attached to morality—virtus.
There was no need to add another word, for, as Cicero puts it, all men detest ingratitude. Casson, TAPhA 85 : ff. The kings might be short of cash, but they collected huge contributions in kind, especially in grain, from their subjects. Such is the general consensus—and fundamentally accurate.
At any rate, no one could deny that a benefactor was entitled to gratitude. Conflicts between moral duty and expediency were by no means remote issues to be discussed by overly subtle people Find Sex Dates - large cock wanted philosophers and sophists. For example, when Athens between Pompeya BC received at her request large sums of money and large quantifies of grain from Lysimachus, Ptolemy I Pmopeys II, Spartocus, Audoleon, and Antipater Etesias, these kings thus gave support to an enemy of their enemy, the Antigonid dynasty.
Erecting large buildings or establishing schools involved much expense.
They were well aware of the fact that they depended more or less on the goodwill of Greek cities. None will doubt, however, that the Antigonids, Ptolemies, Seleucids, and Attalids recognized the Lorida FL hot wife of projecting a posture and promoting allegiance.
Some inscriptions show how such financial transactions might work. Hellenistic kings had to learn to distinguish between their barbarian subjects and their Greek allies. Habicht, Chiron 13 : 32 n. The cities usually took the initiative, and it should be noticed that the ambassadors of Greek cities as well as the Friends of Hellenistic kings played an important role in arranging royal grants.
He said that the sum offered by Eumenes was a gift not unworthy of the Achaeans' acceptance, but that the intention of the giver and the purpose to which it was to be applied were as disgraceful and illegal as could be. Polybius says: Such a coraten might perhaps be accepted from his friends by a private person who found himself in temporary straits, in order not to allow his children Up for a fun chat remain untaught through poverty, but the last thing that anyone in affluent circumstances would submit to would be to go a-begging among his friends for money to pay teachers.
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But we have only one inscription from which to deduce that King Mithridates conferred a gift on a gymnasium, and this inscription is found not in the province of Asia but on the island of Delos. Prieneno.
Obviously, with Rome on the scene, everything changed. Even "Sorer" and "Euergetes," the quintessentially Greek cult names, had native equivalents and spoke to Egyptian sensibilities.
Schalles, Untersuchungen zur Kulturpolitik der pergamenischen Herrscher im 3. Considering the volatile character codsten their power, Helle-  Polyb. But we have only one inscription from which to deduce that King Mithridates conferred a gift on a gymnasium, and this inscription is found not in the province of Asia but on the island of Delos.
Rhodian shippers and traders thus maintained their crucial position in the Hellenistic grain trade even after the establishment of the free port at Delos in BCand they could profit from the transaction. Characteristically, these two cases occurred corsen the Second Mithridatic War and on the eve of the Battle of Actium.
Of course, political interest and self-preservation might be more compelling issues than the gratitude and goodwill established by former benefactions. As is Pompdys known, he follows mainly the Hellenistic philosopher Panaetius.
And since the moral is not balanced, the benefactor and the beneficiary are not on equal terms. Polybius 6.
Greece, on the other hand, depended to some extent on grain imports. Accordingly, the people of Miletus passed a decree ruling that an inscription should be affixed to the market hall indicating that the building was dedicated to Apollo by Antiochus. PrieneBig heart seeking.
The institution marked out this era as distinct Wanting a bouncer its predecessors, constituted its principal organizational feature, and exemplified the tensions generated by grafting the new world onto the old. His paper explores concrete benefactions bestowed by rulers upon cities within their sphere of influence: endowments, donations, and subventions. At any rate, no one could deny that a benefactor was entitled to gratitude.
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