ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 1|7 pages

INTRODUCTION

ByEdward E. Cohen

chapter 2|36 pages

HARD SURFACES

ByIan Morris

chapter 3|8 pages

SMALL CHANGE AND THE MONEYED ECONOMY

ByH.S. Kim

chapter 4|15 pages

DEMOS’ PHIALÊ AND THE RHETORIC OF MONEY IN FOURTH-CENTURY ATHENS

BySitta von Reden

chapter 5|33 pages

WORKSHOP, MARKETPLACE AND HOUSEHOLD

The nature of technical specialization in classical Athens and its influence on economy and society
ByEdward M. Harris

chapter 6|13 pages

An unprofitable masculinity

ByEdward E. Cohen

chapter 7|17 pages

Markets, fairs and monetary loans: cultural history and economic history in Roman Italy and Hellenistic

Cultural history and economic history in Roman Italy and Hellenistic Greece
ByJean Andreau translated by Paul Cartledge and Lin Foxhall

chapter 8|10 pages

MERCHANTS, PROSTITUTES AND THE ‘NEW POOR’

Forms of contract and social status
ByJulie Vélissaropoulos-Karakostas translated by Lin Foxhall and Paul Cartledge

chapter 9|16 pages

Domination and exploitation DIMITRIS J . KYRTATAS

ByDimitris J. Kyrtatas

chapter 10|11 pages

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GREEK SLAVERY

ByPaul Cartledge

chapter 11|8 pages

ON PAUL CARTLEDGE, ‘THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GREEK SLAVERY’

ByMichael H. Jameson

chapter 12|10 pages

THE HIRELING AND THE SLAVE

A transatlantic perspective
ByWalter Scheidel

chapter 13|15 pages

A SIMPLE CASE OF EXPLOITATION?

The helots of Messenia
BySusan E. Alcock

chapter 14|9 pages

THE STRATEGIES OF MR THEOPOMPOS

ByJohn K. Davies

chapter 15|12 pages

ACCESS TO RESOURCES IN CLASSICAL GREECE

The egalitarianism of the polis in practice
ByLin Foxhall