Maritime Traders in the Ancient Greek World
By (author) C. M. Reed
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Maritime Traders in the Ancient Greek World by C. M. Reed
Book DescriptionThis is the first full work since Hasebroek's Trade and Politics in the Ancient World to deal directly with the place of maritime traders in ancient Greece. Its main assumption is that traders' juridical, economic, political and unofficial standing can only be viewed correctly through the lens of the polis framework. It argues that those engaging in inter-regional trade with classical Athens were mainly poor and foreign (hence politically inert at Athens). Moreover, Athens, as well as other classical Greek poleis, resorted to limited measures, well short of war or other modes of economic imperialism, to attract them. However, at least in the minds of individual Athenians considerations of traders' indispensability to Athens displaced what otherwise would have been low estimations of their social status.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521268486
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Discusses the nature of maritime trade with Athens and official and unofficial interest in it.
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Author Biography - C. M. Reed
Charles Reed is William States Lee Professor of History at Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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