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Title: Hedging Bets, Abetting Rebellions
Subtitle: The Role of Athens in the 4th-Century Satraps' Revolts
Author(s): DEMETRIOU, Denise
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 19 Date: 2020
This paper explores Athens’s role during the satrapal revolts of the 360s BC, through the study of several Attic inscriptions dating to the same period. The examination of these texts shows that there was a consistent and complex Athenian foreign policy towards the rebelling rulers and satraps. Athens granted honorary awards to many of the rebellious rulers to negotiate and establish alliances with them but stopped short of officially supporting the revolts. In this way, it maintained the terms of the King’s Peace while also cultivating diplomatic relations with the rebels.