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By Steven Johnstone

An huge, immense quantity of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but not anyone has written a heritage of belief, essentially the most primary elements of social and financial interplay within the historic global. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the best way democracy and markets flourished in historic Greece now not lots via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including cash, standardized size, rhetoric, and haggling.

Focusing on markets and democratic politics, Johnstone attracts on speeches given in Athenian courts, histories of Athenian democracy, comedian writings, and legislation inscribed on stone to envision how those platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and boundaries and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In delivering the 1st complete account of those pervasive and an important platforms, A heritage of belief in old Greece hyperlinks Greek political, monetary, social, and highbrow heritage in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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