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Author Seaford, Richard.

Title Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy / Richard Seaford
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 370 pages)
Contents 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?
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-362) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Homer -- Knowledge -- Economics
Economics and literature -- Greece.
Economics in literature.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Money in literature.
Money -- Greece.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Greece -- Economic conditions -- To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003055724
ISBN 0511185049 (electronic bk.)
0511185871 (electronic bk.)
0511483082 (ebook)
0521539927 (paperback)
9780511185045 (electronic bk.)
9780511185878 (electronic bk.)
9780511483080 (ebook)
9780521539920 (paperback)