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:

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This chapter examines the practice of valuing and the attribution of money values in nonmarket contexts in ancient Greece, particularly in the civic domain. It offers a history of the so-called timemata or civic valuing and explains Greek cities' practice of appointing an individual responsible for distinguishing citizens by wealth. This chapter also explains that commensuration through money sometimes created quantified incomparables by setting an absolute threshold.

Keywords: valuing; money values; timemata; ancient Greece; commensuration; quantified incomparables; absolute threshold

Chapter.  13590 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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