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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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Valuing

Valuing

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(p.81) Chapter 5 Valuing
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A History of Trust in Ancient Greece
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0005

This chapter examines the practice of valuing and the attribution of money values in nonmarket contexts in ancient Greece, particularly in the civic domain. It offers a history of the so-called timemata or civic valuing and explains Greek cities' practice of appointing an individual responsible for distinguishing citizens by wealth. This chapter also explains that commensuration through money sometimes created quantified incomparables by setting an absolute threshold.

Keywords:   valuing, money values, timemata, ancient Greece, commensuration, quantified incomparables, absolute threshold

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