During imperial history Euboea, as a whole Greece, loses his political weight. Literary sources affect only a small part of his destiny. Epigraphic sources suggest that Euboea maintained its economic role related to commercial maritime and marble quarries. Dio of Prusa in the first century A.D. sets in Euboea a speech (the so-called Euboicus) that contains a idyll through which Dio try to give an answer to two related problems among them: the revival of agriculture and the excessive urbanization of the masses. Euboea appears here a poor land, politically insignificant: the ideal place where to set projects of agrarian reform and especially utopian models of life.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The Euboea in the imperial age and the Euboean of Dione of Prussia|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Tra mare e continente: l'isola d'Eubea|
|Numero di pagine||14|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2013|
- Dio of Prusas - Euboicos
- Dione di Prusa - Euboico