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By Steven Johnstone

ISBN-10: 0226405095

ISBN-13: 9780226405094

An huge, immense volume of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but nobody has written a heritage of belief, the most basic features of social and monetary interplay within the historical global. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the way in which democracy and markets flourished in historic Greece now not a lot via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including cash, standardized dimension, rhetoric, and haggling.

Focusing on markets and democratic politics, Johnstone attracts on speeches given in Athenian courts, histories of Athenian democracy, comedian writings, and legislation inscribed on stone to envision how those platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and barriers and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In offering the 1st accomplished account of those pervasive and the most important structures, A heritage of belief in old Greece hyperlinks Greek political, monetary, social, and highbrow historical past in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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