By Takeshi Amemiya

Addressing the shortage of literature that has been written in this key element of monetary background, Takeshi Amemiya, a well-known major economist dependent at Stanford college, analyzes the 2 diametrically adversarial perspectives concerning the certain nature of the traditional Greek economic climate, placing jointly a huge and entire survey that's exceptional during this field.

Partly a section of financial background, in part a critique of utilitarianism, this booklet explores all components of the Athenian financial system, together with public finance, banking and production and exchange in addition to discussing the historic, cultural, political and sociological stipulations of old Greece and the history during which the economic climate developed.


As a instructor of an undergraduate direction at the financial system and Economics of old Greece, Takeshi Amemiya has written an incisive textual content that's excellent for undergraduate scholars of financial heritage, Greek heritage and tradition in addition to a being an invaluable reference element for graduates and of substantial curiosity to classicists at any point.

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111). Sale of farm animals from confiscated houses, 35–50 drachmas. Cow: 5,114 drachmas got for a hecatomb within the nice Panathenaea, which means fifty one drachmas for a cow (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 255). 375 109 oxen, costing 8,419 drachmas, have been bought for sacrifice on the pageant for Apollo at Delos. this suggests seventy seven drachmas a section (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 255). 400–350 ninety drachmas for a cow or ox (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 255). 4c Goat, 12 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 258). 363 Goat, 10 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 258). M 4c Mules, 800 and 550 drachmas (Isaios VI, 33). 4c the typical cost of a cavalryman’s horse, 408 drachmas (Pomeroy 1994, p. 219). 4c A driving horse, 1,200 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 258). 403 Sheep, 12, 15, or 17 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 259). four hundred A lamb to be provided in sacrifice, sixteen drachmas (Lysias XXXII, 21). 4c Sheep, approx. 19 drachmas (Demosthenes XLVII, fifty seven and 64). Fish 425 4c Eel of Lake Copaia in Boeotia (highest quality), three drachmas (Aristophanes, Acharnians, 962). Davidson (1998, p. 187) states that the costs quoted in Aristophanes’ comedies are often reliable. An octopus four obols, a barracuda eight obols, a mullet five obols, a sea bass 10 obols (Davidson 1998, p. 187). outfits L 5c 392 388 329 Woolen garment, 20 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 204). A pauper who seemed on the Pnyx unclad pronounces himself wanting sixteen drachmas for an outer garment (Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 413). a tender guy asks the outdated girl he used to be pretending to woo for a cloak worthy 20 drachmas (Aristophanes, Plutos, 982–3). A coat for a slave, 10 drachmas and three obols (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 206). The Athenian economic climate of the 5th and fourth century seventy one 327 Tunics got for the Eleusinian public slaves, 7 drachmas and three obols. Cloaks, 18 12 drachmas. leather-based jerkins (coats), 2 12–4 12 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 206). L 4c A costume worn by means of universal humans, 10 drachmas (Boeckh 1842, p. 105). sneakers 388 327 eight drachmas (Aristophanes, Plutos, 982–3) – “on the excessive facet” (Boeckh 1842, p. 106). sneakers for the Eleusinian public slaves, 6 drachmas a couple. wishes a couple another 12 months (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 204). Ointment L 4c A kotylè of excellent ointment, 5–10 minas in response to Menander (Boeckh 1842, p. 106). Land and condominium 414 within the costs of the confiscated houses of the Hermokopidai and Profaners of the Mysteries, the most affordable recorded expense of a home at an unattractive position was once one zero five drachmas and so much have been good above 1,000 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, pp. 260–71). The median worth of 7 homes offered in Athens was once 410 drachmas (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, p. 275). 4c the costs of the homes pointed out by means of the Attic orators have been as follows: apartment, 300–5,000 drachmas (average of 12 being 2,600); condominium and land, 5,000 drachmas; multiple-dwelling residence, 10,000 and 1,600 drachmas; farm land, 6,000–15,000 drachmas (average of 4 being 10,000); land, 1,000–7,000 drachmas (average of six being 4,000) (Pritchett and Pippin 1956, pp.

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