Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy

Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy

by Richard Seaford
     
 

An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece.See more details below

Overview

An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521832281
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Genesis of Coined Money: 2. Homeric transactions; 3. Sacrifice and distribution; 4. Greece and the ancient near East; 5. Greek money; 6. The preconditions of coinage; 7. The earliest coins; 8. The features of money; Part II. The Making of Metaphysics: 9. Did politics produce philosophy?; 10. Anaximander and Xenophanes; 11. The many and the one; 12. Heraclitus and Parmenides; 13. Pythagoreanism and Protagoras; 14. Individualisation; 15. Appendix: was money used in the early near East?

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