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A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Steven Johnstone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

An enormous amount of literature exists on Greek law, economics, and political philosophy. Yet no one has written a history of trust, one of the most fundamental aspects of social and economic ... More


Introduction

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of trust in Greece during classical and early Hellenistic periods, roughly the fifth and fourth centuries bce. ... More


Haggling

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the haggling in ancient Greece as an economic activity and as a cultural practice. It suggests that haggling highlighted the complex relations between trust in abstract systems ... More


Camões and the Discovery of India: The Negative Side

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

When Camões composed Os Lusíadas, his epic about Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India, he had to face a series of issues. The Portuguese went to India to negotiate a trade treaty, but trade is not a ... More


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