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Ancient Greek History: Greek Economy & Society: Home

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Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd edition. 2005. Over 6200 entries relating to all aspects of the Greco-Roman world.

Brill's New Pauly. Standard scholarly encyclopedia of the ancient world. Entries include bibliographies.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The definitive English language dictionary.

Money, Weights & Measures

Getting Started

Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome
Edited by Michael Grant and Rachel Kitzinger. New York, 1988. 3 volumes.
97 signed essays on topics relating to Greece and Rome from prehistory to the fall of Rome. Arranged by broad catagories , e.g., government, technology, economics, religion, social and family life, the arts, etc. Extensive bibliographies. A little dated, but still a good place to find background materials as well as references for your topic. Available?
A Companion to Ancient Greek Government
Hans Beck. Chicester: John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
"A collection of original scholarship on ancient Greek governing structures and institutions."
Trade, Transport, and Society in the Ancient World: A Sourcebook
Fik Meijer and Onno van Nijf. . New York, 1992.
Translated excerpts from Greek and Roman literary works, inscriptions, and papyri concerning trade and transport. Arranged thematically with each section preceeded by an introduction. Available?

Basic Works

Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World
Walter Scheidel, Ian Morris, and Richard P. Saller. New York, 2007.
Landmark economic history of the ancient world. Rutgers-restricted Access
Oil, Wine, and the Cultural Economy of Ancient Greece: From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era
Catherine E. Pratt, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2021.
The changing roles of surplus oil and wine in the economies of pre-classical Greek societies.
The Ancient Economy.
Moses I. Finley. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1999. updated edition.
The standard work.
The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States
Alain Bresson. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 2015.
The most important recent study of ancient Greek economy.

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