A History of Trust in Ancient Greece by Steven Johnstone

By Steven Johnstone

An huge, immense quantity of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but nobody has written a historical past of belief, some of the most basic 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 lots via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including cash, standardized size, 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 platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and barriers and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In delivering the 1st finished account of those pervasive and an important structures, A heritage of belief in historic Greece hyperlinks Greek political, financial, social, and highbrow heritage in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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