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Maritime Traders in the Ancient Greek World

by: Reed, C.M.

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Category: New Books
Code: 27646
ISBN-13: 9780521044189 / 978-0-521-04418-9
ISBN-10: 0521044189 / 0-521-04418-9
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 162
Book Condition: New
Comments: First Published 2003

This is the first full work since Hasebroek's Trade and Politics in the Ancient World to deal directly with the place of maritime traders in ancient Greece. Its main assumption is that traders' juridical, economic, political and unofficial standing can only be viewed correctly through the lens of the polis framework. It argues that those engaging in inter-regional trade with classical Athens were mainly poor and foreign (hence politically inert at Athens). Moreover, Athens, as well as other classical Greek poleis, resorted to limited measures, well short of war or other modes of economic imperialism, to attract them. However, at least in the minds of individual Athenians considerations of traders' indispensability to Athens displaced what otherwise would have been low estimations of their social status.

First full study of the subject for seventy years
Examines in the conclusion the most crucial stages in the transformation of the place of merchants from ancient Greece to the present
Written in plain, jargon-free English and fully accessible to readers without Greek

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
List of references to Greek terms
Maps
Introduction
1. Coming to terms
2. Classical modes and patterns of exchange
3. The juridical place of maritime traders
4. The level of wealth of maritime traders
5. Official attitudes toward maritime traders
6. Unofficial attitudes toward maritime traders
7. Archaic modes of exchange and the personnel involved, c. 800–475 BC
8. Conclusion: then and now
Appendices
Bibliography
Indexes.

 
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Maritime Traders in the Ancient Greek World

by: Reed, C.M.

  • ISBN-13: 9780521044189 / 978-0-521-04418-9
  • ISBN-03: 0521044189 / 0-521-04418-9
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007

Price: 40,81 EURO

1 copy in stock