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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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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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