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The Resource Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy, Richard Seaford

Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy, Richard Seaford

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Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy
Title
Money and the early Greek mind
Title remainder
Homer, philosophy, tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Richard Seaford
Title variation
Money & the Early Greek Mind
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How were the Greeks of the sixth century BC able to invent philosophy and tragedy? In this book Richard Seaford argues that a large part of the answer can be found in another momentous development, the invention and rapid spread of coinage which produced the first ever thoroughly monetised society. By transforming social relations, monetisation contributed to the ideas of the universe as an impersonal system (presocratic philosophy) and of the individual alienated from his own kin and from the gods (in tragedy). Seaford argues that an important precondition for this monetisation was the Greek practice of animal sacrifice, as represented in Homeric Epic, which describes a premonetary world on the point of producing money. This book combines social history, economic anthropology, numismatics and the close reading of literary, inscriptional, and philosophical texts. Questioning the origins and shaping force of Greek philosophy, this is a major book with wide appeal
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UkCbUP
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Seaford, Richard
Dewey number
880.9/3553
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.M64
LC item number
S43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Homer
  • Greek literature
  • Money in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Economics and literature
  • Economics in literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Money
  • Greece
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Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy, Richard Seaford
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homeric transactions -- Sacrifice and distribution -- Greece and the Ancient Near East -- Greek money -- The preconditions of coinage -- The earliest coinage -- The features of money -- Did politics produce philosophy? -- Anaximander and Xenophanes -- The many and the one -- Heraclitus and Parmenides -- Pythagoreanism and Protagoras -- Individualisation -- Was money used in the early Near East?
Control code
CR9780511483080
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521832281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Money and the early Greek mind : Homer, philosophy, tragedy, Richard Seaford
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homeric transactions -- Sacrifice and distribution -- Greece and the Ancient Near East -- Greek money -- The preconditions of coinage -- The earliest coinage -- The features of money -- Did politics produce philosophy? -- Anaximander and Xenophanes -- The many and the one -- Heraclitus and Parmenides -- Pythagoreanism and Protagoras -- Individualisation -- Was money used in the early Near East?
Control code
CR9780511483080
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521832281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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