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    DescriptionThis selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look at management and institutions; human mobility and natural resources; the role of different agents - temples and cities, as well as rulers - in enhancing resources and circulating wealth; the levers exerted by monopolies and by disparate status groups, including slaves. An introductory essay summarizes the operational elements that drove the engines of these economies.

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    The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Zosia Archibald, Edited by John K. Davies, Edited by Vincent Gabrielsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199587926
    ISBN 10: 0199587922

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    LC classification: HC37 .E365 2011
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    Illustrations note
    25 in-text illustrations, 2 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    11 June 2011
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    Author Information
    Zosia Archibald is Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool John K. Davies is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool
    Review quote
    "The Economies of Hellenistic Societies is a valuable contribution to Hellenistic studies.... the individual papers are of outstanding quality and will be of interest to everyone interested in Hellenistic history."--Stanley M. Burstein, Classical Journal
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Jewish subjects and Seleukid kings: a case study of economic interaction ; 3. Mobility and innovation in Hellenistic economies: the causes and consequences of human traffic ; 4. Grain from Cyrene ; 5. Some aspects of large estate management in the Greek world during Classical and Hellenistic times ; 6. The impact of war on the economy of Hellenistic poleis: Demand creation, short-term influences, long-term impacts ; 7. Divine financiers: cults as consumers and generators of value ; 8. Observations on the economy in kind in Ptolemaic Egypt ; 9. The well-balanced polis: Ephesos ; 10. Labour in the Hellenistic economy: slavery as a test case ; 11. Profitable partnerships: Kings, cities, and trade ; 12. The economy of Koile Syria after the Seleukid conquest: an archaeological contribution ; 13. Wine and amphorae: production and transport ; 14. Networks, hierarchies and markets in the Ptolemaic economy ; 15. Autopsy of a crisis: Wealth, Protogenes and the city of Olbia c.200 BC ; 16. Mobility, society and economy in the Hellenistic period ; 17. Inter-regional economies in the Aegean basin ; 18. Animal husbandry in Ptolemaic Egypt ; 19. The 'silverization' of the economy of the Achaemenid and Seleukid empires and early modern China ; 20. Demand creation, comsumption and power in Ptolemaic Egypt ; 21. Afterword