Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens
By (author) Paul Millett
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Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens by Paul Millett
Book DescriptionLending and borrowing were commonplace in Athens during the fourth century BC and could involve interest rates, security and banks, but the part played by credit was very different from its familiar role in capitalist society. Using a combination of sources, but concentrating on the law-court speeches of the Attic orators, Dr Millett shows that it is possible to see how lending and borrowing were a way of ordering social relations between Athenian citizens. Although debt could be disruptive, it had as its more positive side the strengthening of ties between individuals. That was, in turn, an aspect of the solidarity between citizens that was a part of the Athenian democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521893916
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Millett
From Solon to Socrates, Paperback (August 2010)
Stressing the unity of Greek history and the centrality of Athens, the author covers a rich and diverse range of political, economic, military and cultural issues in the Greek world, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War.
Nomos, Paperback (November 2003)
Ten scholars explore ways of reading Athenian legal texts in their social and cultural context.
Kosmos, Paperback (August 2002)
A collective volume on the concept of 'kosmos' - the human social order - first published in 1998.
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This is a book about the social and economic history of ancient Greece.
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