Espionage and Treason in Classical Greece: Ancient Spies and Lies (Paperback)

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This history of ancient diplomacy demonstrates how the ancient Greeks used guest-friendship as a mechanism of diplomacy. Ancient proxenoi were the equivalent of contemporary consul-generals and they served some of the same purposes. The proxenoi conducted the diplomatic affairs of the state they represented and looked after the interests of the city-state that had adopted them. In times of war the proxenoi maintained spies and supplied intelligence on the movements of fleets and armies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781498583404
ISBN-10: 1498583407
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2021
Pages: 122
Language: English