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The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

Alain Bresson


This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. The book combines a thorough knowledge of ancient sources with innovative new approaches grounded in recent economic historiography to provide a detailed picture of the Greek economy between the last century of the Archaic Age and the closing of the Hellenistic period. Focusing on the city-state, which the author sees as the most important economic institution in the Greek world, the book addresses all of the city-states rather than only Athens. An expanded and up ... More

Keywords: ancient Greece, city-states, Greek economy, climate, money, demography, market institutions, transportation, agricultural production, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691183411
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alain Bresson, author
University of Chicago