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The Ancient Greek Economy
Markets, Households and City-States

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Edward M. Harris, David M. Lewis, Alain Bresson, Mark Woolmer, Selene Psoma, Peter Acton, Barbara Tsakirgis, Evi Margaritis, Tania Panagou, Chavdar Tzochev, Mark L. Lawall, Peter van Alfen, John K. Davies, Cristina Carusi, Geoffrey Kron
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  • Date Published: November 2015
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  • Markets, Households and City-States in the Ancient Greek Economy brings together sixteen essays by leading scholars of the ancient Greek economy specialising in history, economics, archaeology and numismatics. Marshaling 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.

    • Presents a broad array of evidence (archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics) and methods
    • Focuses on the role and importance of markets and market exchange in ancient Greece
    • Provides an original and compelling approach to the issue of explaining economic growth in the Classical and Hellenistic periods
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    'All in all the arguments are very persuasive - more so possibly than the authors are prepared to admit. At a recent reception I was firmly told that the Greeks had no concept of economic theory because Aristotle would have said so if they had. I wish that that I had read this exciting compilation before that discussion.' Classics For All

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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316426746
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Edward M. Harris and David M. Lewis
    Part I. Creating the Foundations of Market Exchange: The Role of the State:
    2. Aristotle and foreign trade Alain Bresson
    3. Forging links between communities: trade policy in Classical Athens Mark Woolmer
    4. Choosing and changing monetary standards in the Greek world during the Archaic and the Classical periods Selene Psoma
    5. The legal foundations of economic growth in ancient Greece: the role of property records Edward M. Harris
    Part II. Household Production for Markets:
    6. Industry structure and income opportunities for households in Classical Athens Peter Acton
    7. Whole cloth: exploring the Greek economy through the evidence for textile manufacture and purchase in Greek houses Barbara Tsakirgis
    8. Producing for the market: estate economy in Northern Greece during the Hellenistic period Evi Margaritis
    Part III. Markets and Trade Networks: The Evidence of Transport Amphoras:
    9. Patterns of amphora stamp distribution: tracking down export tendencies Tania Panagou
    10. The markets for Thasian wine Chavdar Tzochev
    11. Transport amphoras and market behavior in the economies of Classical and Hellenistic Greece Mark L. Lawall
    Part IV. Markets, Commodities and Trade Networks:
    12. An overview of commodities in long-distance trade 500–300 BCE Peter van Alfen
    13. Towards a general theory of long-distance trade: aromatics as a case study John K. Davies
    14. The market for slaves in the fifth and fourth century Aegean: Achaemenid Anatolia as a case study David M. Lewis
    15. 'Vita humanior sine sale non quit degere': demand for salt and salt trade patterns in the ancient Greek world Cristina Carusi
    16. Classical Greek trade in comparative perspective Geoffrey Kron.

  • Editors

    Edward M. Harris, University of Durham
    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.

    David M. Lewis, University of Edinburgh
    David M. Lewis holds a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several articles on slavery in Greek society and economy, and has published in journals such as Classical Quarterly and Historia: Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte.

    Mark Woolmer, University of Durham
    Mark Woolmer is Assistant Principal of Collingwood College and a teaching fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. He is the author of Ancient Phoenicia: An Introduction and editor of the Companion to Ancient Phoenicia (forthcoming).

    Contributors

    Edward M. Harris, David M. Lewis, Alain Bresson, Mark Woolmer, Selene Psoma, Peter Acton, Barbara Tsakirgis, Evi Margaritis, Tania Panagou, Chavdar Tzochev, Mark L. Lawall, Peter van Alfen, John K. Davies, Cristina Carusi, Geoffrey Kron

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