Download PDF by Steven Johnstone: A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

By Steven Johnstone

ISBN-10: 0226405095

ISBN-13: 9780226405094

An huge, immense quantity of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but nobody has written a historical past of belief, the most primary points of social and fiscal interplay within the historic international. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the best way democracy and markets flourished in historic Greece no longer loads 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 ascertain how those platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and boundaries and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In supplying the 1st complete account of those pervasive and an important platforms, A background of belief in historical 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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