Economic and Social History of Ancient Greece: An Introduction

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University of California Press, 1980 - Business & Economics - 397 pages
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Contents

Concepts and General Problems
3
The Homeric World
36
The Archaic Period EighthSixth Centuries
49
The Archaic States and Sparta
78
Classical Athens
94
The Greek Cities and Economic Problems
112
The Time of Crises
131
Concepts and General Problems
159
Rural habits of the Athenians after the decision of Pericles to evacuate Attica Thucydides
265
A peasants republic? Dionysius of Halicarnassus
266
Mythical aspects of the status of metics in Athens Aeschylus Euripides
267
A call to the metics Thucydides
269
The metic liberators 400401 inscription
271
Honours granted by Athens to Strato king of Sidon c 367? inscription
273
Permission given to merchants from Kition Cyprus to found a sanctuary to Aphrodite 333 inscription
274
citizens slaves and metics at work 408407 inscription
276

Hesiod and the need for work
176
The distinction between the artisan and his work Plutarch
177
Can one sell ribbons be an Athenian woman and remain respectable? Demosthenes
178
Work and slavery Aristophanes
180
the different types of social authority Aristotle
181
women Herodotus Pherecrates
184
Myth on the origins of male democracy at Athens Varro
186
the old versus the young? The debate on the Sicilian expedition 415 Thucydides
187
The popular classes as seen by an oligarch Ps Xenophon
189
Aristotles terminology
190
Redistribution of the wealth of the city among the citizens Herodotus
193
The Homeric World
195
Homeric values Iliad
196
The store room of the oikos Odyssey
197
Eumaeus describes the flocks of Odysseus Odyssey
198
gift and countergift Odyssey
199
Division of tasks and maritime specialization among the Phaeacians Odyssey
200
Homeric demioergoi Odyssey
201
the Cyclopes Odyssey
202
Good neighbours and selfsufficiency Hesiod
203
The Archaic Period EighthSixth Centuries
205
Peasants in the city Theognis
206
The hoplites republic Aristotle
207
mercenaries in Egypt inscription
209
the liberation of the land and of the men 594
210
Solon and the artisans Plutarch
212
Solons alleged reform of weights measures and coins Aristotle Androtion
214
The Archaic States and Sparta
245
Classical Athens
263
Metics and slaves at Athens Ps Xenophon
282
The slaves of the metic Kephisodoros inscription
283
Material losses and flight of slaves after the occupation of Deceleia summer 413 Thucydides
284
The revenue from one slave 415 Andocides
286
The navy is a profession Thucydides
288
The Greek Cities and Economic Problems
289
Text of a law forbidding loans on ships commissioned to transport corn elsewhere than to Athens c 350
291
The Peiraieus an invention of Athens Isocrates
292
For the importers of corn against the retail dealers Lysias
293
Athens and strategic materials Ps Xenophon
295
The financial resources of Athens in 431 Thucydides
297
Individual and collective contributions to the Spartan war effort 426 or 396395 inscription
299
Athenian magistrates entrusted with the supervision of economic activity Aristotle
300
An Athenian policy of largescale public works? Plutarch
301
Fiscal and monetary stratagems Ps Aristotle
303
Indirect taxes at Cyzicus sixth century inscription
307
The empire of Sinope around 400 Xenophon
325
The Time of Crises
334
After the fall of Spartan power and the loss
340
Equality and the origin of revolutions Aristotle
346
Internal struggles in Sicily from c 466 Diodorus
352
Timoleon resettles Sicily c 338337 Plutarch
355
foreigners and traders in the city
362
Horoi
368
against the separation of city and countryside
375
Plato on war between Greeks
381
Supplementary Bibliography
387
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Michel Austin is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. His previous publications include Economic and Social History of Ancient Greece. An Introduction. He is the author of numerous articles and was a contributor to the Cambridge Ancient History vol. VI (2nd edition).

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