Money, Labour and Land: Approaches to the economics of ancient Greece

1st Edition

Paul Cartledge, Edward E. Cohen, Lin Foxhall

Routledge
Published March 20, 2012
Reference - 284 Pages
ISBN 9780415510554 - CAT# Y134279

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Summary

The cultural wealth of the classical Greek world was matched by its material wealth, and there is abundant textual and archaeological evidence for both. However, radically different theoretical and methodological approaches have been used to interpret this evidence, and conflicts continue to rage as these different starting points produce clashing views on the significance and distribution of money, labour and land.
Money, Labour and Land reflects the current explosion in ideas and research by assembling case-studies from an international selection of renowned US, British and European scholars. Drawing on comparative historical and anthropological approaches, sociological, economic and cultural theory, and developments in epigraphy, legal history, numismatics and spatial archaeology, this volume will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient economies.

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