A History of Trust in Ancient Greece by Steven Johnstone PDF

By Steven Johnstone

An huge, immense quantity of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but not anyone has written a heritage of belief, essentially the most basic elements of social and monetary interplay within the historic international. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the best way democracy and markets flourished in historic Greece now not rather 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 check how those platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and boundaries and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In supplying the 1st entire 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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