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A History of Trust in Ancient Greece$
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Steven Johnstone

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226405094

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
A History of Trust in Ancient Greece
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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of trust in Greece during classical and early Hellenistic periods, roughly the fifth and fourth centuries bce. This volume moves from economic practices to politics in the analysis of trust and systems. It examines Greek practices and discourses related to the issues of haggling, valuing, and apportioning liability.

Keywords:   trust, Greece, Hellenistic periods, economic practices, politics, systems, haggling, valuing, liability

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