Money and the Early Greek Mind

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Author: Richard Seaford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521539927

Category: History

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Tragedy Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece

Reveals the shaping influence of money and ritual on Greek tragedy, the New Testament, Indian philosophy, and Wagner.

Author: Richard Seaford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107171718

Category: History

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Reveals the shaping influence of money and ritual on Greek tragedy, the New Testament, Indian philosophy, and Wagner.
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The Origins of Money in Ancient Greece

Recent work on Ancient Greece sheds light on the origins of money and its effects on economy and society. This review essay analyzes such work and relates it to themes familiar to economists.

Author: Mark S. Peacock

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Recent work on Ancient Greece sheds light on the origins of money and its effects on economy and society. This review essay analyzes such work and relates it to themes familiar to economists. It examines monetary functions in the heroic world and the effects of introducing coinage in Classical Athens. It attends to the role of the state in the development of money and to the form which money took. It also considers the role of money in the administration of justice. In conclusion, the author asks whether money in the Near East pre-dates Greek money.
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The Origins of Philosophy in Ancient Greece and India

Explains for the first time the genesis and early form of both Indian and Greek philosophy, and their striking similarities.

Author: Richard Seaford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108499552

Category: History

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Explains for the first time the genesis and early form of both Indian and Greek philosophy, and their striking similarities.
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Cosmology and the Polis

In the earliest drama the clash between the old world of ritual and the new world of money is revealed.

Author: Richard Seaford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107009271

Category: History

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In the earliest drama the clash between the old world of ritual and the new world of money is revealed.
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Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind

(2004) Money and the Early Greek Mind (Cambridge). —— (2005) 'Mystic Light in Aeschylus' Bassarai', CQ 55(2): 602–6. —— (2006) Dionysos (London and New York). Selser, C. (1996) 'Aristeas', Der Neue Pauly, i. 1094.

Author: Yulia Ustinova

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199548569

Category: History

Page: 315

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A study of the way in which poets, priests, and sages sought for wisdom in ancient Greece by descending into caves or underground chambers. Yulia Ustinova offers a novel approach by juxtaposing ancient testimonies with the results of modern neuropsychological research.
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Gods of Ancient Greece

23 Seaford, Money and the Early Greek Mind, pp. 162–5, 214–16. 24 For the familiarity of the idea to Aeschylus' audience see Seaford, Money and the Early Greek Mind, p. 158. 25 Il. 8.69; 22.212; cf. 14.99; 16.658; kēr is sometimes zeus ...

Author: Jan N. Bremmer

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748642892

Category: Religion

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This collection offers a fresh look at the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. Bremmer and Erskine bring together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The Gods of Ancient Greece looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity and presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.
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Financial Vipers of Venice

45 Richard Seaford, Money and the Early Greek Mind (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), p. 126. 46 Ibid., p. xi. 47 Ibid., p. 1. 48 Ibid. 49 Seaford, Money and the Early Greek Mind, p. 2. 50 In this respect, see Seaford's ...

Author: Joseph P. Farrell

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781936239740

Category: Business & Economics

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The much-anticipated sequel to Joseph P. Farrell's "Babylon's Banksters." The banksters have moved from Mesopotamia to Venice...
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Politics Money and Persuasion

there are Seaford, Money and the Early Greek Mind. The system of four property classes employed by Solon had already been a part of the political system in Athens; see Aristotle, The Constitution of Athens, chap. 4.

Author: John Russon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253057693

Category: Philosophy

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In Politics, Money, and Persuasion, distinguished philosopher John Russon offers a new framework for interpreting Plato's The Republic. For Russon, Plato's work is about the distinctive nature of what it is to be a human being and, correspondingly, what is distinctive about the nature of human society. Russon focuses on the realities of our everyday experience to come to profoundly insightful assessments of our human realities: the nature of the city, the nature of knowledge, and the nature of human psychology. Russon's argument concentrates on the ambivalence of logos, which includes reflections on politics and philosophy and their place in human life, how humans have shaped the environment, our interactions with money, the economy, and the pursuit of the good in social and political systems. Politics, Money, and Persuasion offers a deeply personal but also practical kind of philosophical reading of Plato's classic text. It emphasizes the tight connection between the life of city and the life of the soul, demonstrating both the crucial role that human cognitive excellence and psychological health play in political and social life.
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Early Greek Philosophies of Nature

Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Segal, C. 1971. The Theme of the Mutilation of the Corpse in the Iliad (Mnemosyne Suppl. 17). Leiden: Brill. Segal, C. 1992.

Author: Andrew Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350080997

Category: Philosophy

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This book examines the philosophies of nature of the early Greek thinkers and argues that a significant and thoroughgoing shift is required in our understanding of them. In contrast with the natural world of the earliest Greek literature, often the result of arbitrary divine causation, in the work of early Ionian philosophers we see the idea of a cosmos: ordered worlds where there is complete regularity. How was this order generated and maintained and what underpinned those regularities? What analogies or models were used for the order of the cosmos? What did they think about causation and explanatory structure? How did they frame natural laws? Andrew Gregory draws on recent work on mechanistic philosophy and its history, on the historiography of the relation of science to art, religion and magic, and on the fragments and doxography of the early Greek thinkers to argue that there has been a tendency to overestimate the extent to which these early Greek philosophies of nature can be described as 'mechanistic'. We have underestimated how far they were committed to other modes of explanation and ontologies, and we have underestimated, underappreciated and indeed underexplored how plausible and good these philosophies would have been in context.
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