The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Hardcover | July 9, 2011

EditorZosia Archibald, John K. Davies, Vincent Gabrielsen

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This selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look atmanagement and institutions; human mobility and natural resources; the role of different agents - temples and cities, as well as rulers - in enhancing resources and circulating wealth; the levers exerted by monopolies and by disparate status groups, including slaves. An introductory essay summarizesthe operational elements that drove the engines of these economies.

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This selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look atmanagement and institutions; human mobility ...

Dr. Zosia Archibald is Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. John K. Davies is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. Vincent Gabrielson is Professor of History at the Saxo Institute of the University of Copenhagen.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pagesPublished:July 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Z. H. Archibald and J. K. Davies: Introduction2. G. G. Aperghis: Jewish subjects and Seleukid kings: a case study of economic interaction3. Z. H. Archibald: Mobility and innovation in Hellenistic economies: the causes and consequences of human traffic4. A. Bresson: Grain from Cyrene5. Chr. Chandezon: Some aspects of large estate management in the Greek world during Classical and Hellenistic times6. A. Chaniotis: The impact of war on the economy of Hellenistic poleis: Demand creation, short-term influences, long-term impacts7. V. Chankowski: Divine financiers: cults as consumers and generators of value8. L. Criscuolo: Observations on the economy in kind in Ptolemaic Egypt9. J. K. Davies: The well-balanced polis: Ephesos10. R. Descat: Labour in the Hellenistic economy: slavery as a test case11. V. Gabrielsen: Profitable partnerships: Kings, cities, and trade12. L. Hannestad: The economy of Koile Syria after the Seleukid conquest: an archaeological contribution13. J. Lund: Wine and amphorae: production and transport14. J. G. Manning: Networks, hierarchies and markets in the Ptolemaic economy15. Chr. Muller: Autopsy of a crisis: Wealth, Protogenes and the city of Olbia c.200 BC16. G. J. Oliver: Mobility, society and economy in the Hellenistic period17. G. Reger: Inter-regional economies in the Aegean basin18. D. J. Thompson: Animal husbandry in Ptolemaic Egypt19. R. J. van der Spek: The 'silverization' of the economy of the Achaemenid and Seleukid empires and early modern China20. S. von Reden: Demand creation, comsumption and power in Ptolemaic Egypt21. V. Gabrielsen: Afterword