Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy

Cambridge University Press (2004)
Abstract
How were the Greeks of the sixth century BC able to invent philosophy and tragedy? Richard Seaford argues that a large part of the answer can be found in another momentous development, the invention and rapid spread of coinage. By transforming social relations, monetization contributed to the concepts of the universe as an impersonal system (fundamental to Presocratic philosophy) and of the individual alienated from his own kin and from the gods, as found in tragedy.
Keywords Greek literature History and criticism  Money in literature  Greek drama (Tragedy History and criticism  Epic poetry, Greek History and criticism  Economics and literature  Economics in literature  Philosophy, Ancient  Money
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Call number PA3015.M64.S43 2004
ISBN(s) 0521832284
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