Chapter

Introduction

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780226405094
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226405117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of trust in Greece during classical and early Hellenistic periods, roughly the fifth and fourth centuries bce. This volume moves from economic practices to politics in the analysis of trust and systems. It examines Greek practices and discourses related to the issues of haggling, valuing, and apportioning liability.

Keywords: trust; Greece; Hellenistic periods; economic practices; politics; systems; haggling; valuing; liability

Chapter.  4421 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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