The Ancient Greek Economy : Markets, Households and City-States

The Ancient Greek Economy : Markets, Households and City-States

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1108456170 | 489 Pages | PDF | 8.28 MB

The Ancient Greek Economy: Markets, Households and City-States brings together sixteen essays by leading scholars of the ancient Greek economy specialising in history, economics, archaeology and numismatics. Marshalling a wide array of evidence, these essays investigate and analyse the role of market-exchange in the economy of the ancient Greek world, demonstrating the central importance of markets for production and exchange of goods and services during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Contributors draw on evidence from literary texts and inscriptions, household archaeology, amphora studies and numismatics. Together, the essays provide an original and compelling approach to the issue of explaining economic growth in the ancient Greek world.

Edward M. Harris is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Durham University. He is the author of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2006) and The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens (2013), and has published many essays on ancient Greek law and economy.

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