Homeric transactions -- Sacrifice and distribution -- Greece and the Ancient Near East -- Greek money -- The preconditions of coinage -- The earliest coinage -- The features of money -- Did politics produce philosophy? -- Anaximander and Xenophanes -- The many and the one -- Heraclitus and Parmenides -- Pythagoreanism and Protagoras -- Individualisation -- Was money used in the early Near East?
How were the Greeks of the sixth century BC able to invent philosophy and tragedy? In this book Richard Seaford argues that the answer can be found in another momentous development, the invention and rapid spread of coinage, which produced the first ever thoroughly monetised society
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-362) and index
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