How Athens financed its art

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July 12, 2018 – The Acropolis in Athens and many other monuments still testify Athens former importance and have been regarded as aesthetic models. But even then such projects cost vast sums of money.

This was only possible because in a certain period Athens was more than a naval power, as this film explains. It abused its fleet to force other cities to pay huge amounts in silver. Thus, Athens became an economic power. And with this silver, the Acropolis was financed.

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