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A "Golden Age" for Athens?
The 5th century BCE was a period of great development in
Ancient Greece, and specifically in Athens. The development
of so many cultural achievements within Athens and the
Athenian Empire has led scholars to deem this period a
"Golden Age." It is true that his period had many
achievements, but in the light of the Athenians treatment of
women, metics (non-Athenians living in Athens), and slaves
it is given to question whether or not the period can truly
be called "Golden."
The 5th century and the Athenian Empire gave birth to
an amazing amount of accomplishments. One such
accomplishment was the minting of standard Athenian coins
that were used throughout the Athenian holdings as valid for
trade. The use of standard Athenian-minted coins helped the
Athenians establish and maintain control over their empire
by helping to control trade and th...
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