Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece (Routledge by Takeshi Amemiya

By Takeshi Amemiya

Addressing the shortage of literature that has been written in this key point of monetary historical past, Takeshi Amemiya, a well-known major economist established at Stanford college, analyzes the 2 diametrically hostile perspectives in regards to the designated nature of the traditional Greek economic climate, placing jointly a extensive and entire survey that's unheard of during this field.
Partly a section of monetary heritage, in part a critique of utilitarianism, this booklet explores all parts of the Athenian economic climate, together with public finance, banking and production and alternate in addition to discussing the old, cultural, political and sociological stipulations of old Greece and the heritage within which the economic system developed.
As a instructor of an undergraduate path at the financial system and Economics of historical Greece, Takeshi Amemiya has written an incisive textual content that's excellent for undergraduate scholars of financial heritage, Greek heritage and tradition in addition to a being an invaluable reference element for graduates and of substantial curiosity to classicists at any point.

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Normally, boys from rich families went to private schools when they reached the age of seven, although fathers were free to choose whatever form of education for their sons they saw fit. A male slave called paidagògos would often accompany a boy to the school. A paidagògos sometimes played the role of a private tutor. There was no public school in Athens. Generally, girls did not go to school and were educated at home. However, Pomeroy (1997, p. 133) states that in the fourth century some women began to receive an education similar to that of men and pursued careers in the liberal arts and the professions.

Athenian pottery, with which we are most familiar because a sizable quantity has survived to this day, started in the sixth century. Initially, black figures were painted on a red background, but around 530 a new style of red figures on a black background started to appear and soon replaced the old one. The names of some painters or potters are known from their signatures on vases. A majority of Athenian pottery makers and painters were metics or slaves and they worked in a district called Kerameikos (from the Greek word k3ramov meaning clay).

Battle of Issus. Alexander defeated the Persian army led by Darius III. Alexander died. Lamian War. Macedonia defeated the Greek forces. Antipater, successor to Alexander, conquered Athens. Hellenistic Age 322–30 The period from 322 to 30, the year Cleopatra took her own life after Octavius (later Augustus) conquered Alexandria, is called the Hellenistic Age. Even after the end of the Athenian democracy in 322, Athens remained an influential political and cultural center of the Hellenistic empire along with Alexandria in Egypt and Pergamon in Asia Minor.

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