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By Steven Johnstone

An huge, immense volume of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but nobody has written a background of belief, the most primary facets of social and monetary interplay within the historic international. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the way in which democracy and markets flourished in old Greece no longer rather a lot via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including funds, 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 structures labored. He analyzes their potentials and boundaries and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In delivering the 1st accomplished account of those pervasive and the most important platforms, A background of belief in historical Greece hyperlinks Greek political, financial, social, and highbrow background in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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