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Markets and Greece

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains how a free-market business economy arose in Athens and other Greek city-states. It is a complex story that includes the geography, culture, and social structure of early Greece; ... More


Athenian Society and Government

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the basic structure of Athenian government. It also describes how it resembled the governments of other Greek city-states, and reviews the intricate relationship between ... More


Hellenistic History: Prologue to Revolution

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The markets and businesses that supplied democratic Greek city-states might well have remained a regional curiosity had Alexander the Great and his successors not wrought a social and economic ... More


From the Classical World to the Medieval

Clive Emsley

in A Short History of Police and Policing

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844600
eISBN:
9780191880155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844600.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the presence of the police and policing from the classical world to the medieval. The Greek city states had no significant bodies of people organized specifically to ensure ... More


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