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Ancient Greece at Work (History of Civilization)

By Gustave Glotz

Initially released among 1920-1970, The background of Civilization used to be a landmark in early 20th century publishing. It was once released at a formative time in the social sciences, and through a interval of decisive old discovery. the purpose of the overall editor, C.K. Ogden, used to be to summarize the freshest findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists.

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* Prehistory and historic Ethnography
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* Greek Civilization
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* Roman Civilization
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* japanese Civilizations
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* Judaeo-Christian Civilization
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Hence they've got a political and spiritual functionality and even as act as pages. no matter if officers or servitors, they're honoured through all and inviolable. Their fabric place is usually equivalent to their ethical place. After enumerating the liberal professions, the checklist within the Odyssey turns out to lessen the entire guide occupations to that of the tekton or chippie. in truth it does not more than point out the easiest identified and such a lot flexible kind of craftsman. however the notice which we translate “carpenter” for wish of a higher time period implies many different occupations, all positioned below the patronage of Pallas Athene, from the felling of bushes to ship-building and inventive cabinet-making.

As soon as within the toils of usury, the peasant is misplaced. the easiest which may befall him is that his creditor will be content material together with his land as defense. He sells it with a correct of redemption. The day of money arrives, and he has now not the sum due; the stone set in his box in signal of loan turns into the signal of everlasting alienation. yet in general the debtor is forced to pledge not just his estate yet his individual and people of his spouse and youngsters. If he's bancrupt he isn't in simple terms evicted from his estate; he falls, with all his relations, into the facility of a grasp who can do with them what he'll.

Taras, which lived mostly on agriculture, stock-breeding, and fishery, disposed of its wines, oils, and wool in Greek towns and barbarian international locations; then it despatched vases of Cyrene and Sparta into the depths of Italy; and at last it labored its FIG. 12. SILVER STATER OF CORINTH. (D. A. , Fig. 6576. ) personal wool and had cloth works and dye works. A deposit of cash discovered at Taras offers an excellent concept of its advertisement connexions; it contained 600 cash coming not just from each city in Italy and Sicily, yet from Corinth and Corcyra, the Cyclades, Cyrene, Athens and iEgina, Thrace and Macedonia, Chios and Phocsea.

In a listing of sixty nine freedmen, eleven reside by way of agriculture (9 farmers, 2 vine-growers), 15 through alternate (2 large retailers, one iron-merchant, one tow-merchant, one broker in salted items, one greengrocer, one sesame-merchant, one frankincense-merchant, one service provider of doubtful personality, one retailer), 7 by way of minor trades (2 servants, one footman, one baker, one prepare dinner, one barber), 24 through (one tanner, one leather-dresser, 7 saddlersand-shoemakers, 2 shoemakers, one bed-manufacturer, one lead- and silver-founder, 2 blacksmiths, 2 gilders, 2 gemengravers, one book-copyist, three brands of doubtful items, one labourer), 10 by way of shipping (one ox-hirer, 2 donkey-men, 2 muleteers, 2 baggage-porters, one amphora-carrier, one wineskin-carrier, one porter of doubtful goods), and, finally, in administrative employment (one registrar, one assistant registrar).

Huge and small farm animals, such used to be the manager wealth of the king and nobles. the overall supervision of the royal flocks and herds was once one of many maximum dignities within the country; the Herdsman-in-chief was once one of many officers of the courtroom; to present the keenness of an issue, the king could provide him a yoke of oxen. nations which exported little lived on their home-grown assets and infrequently used the tool of common trade. Very various used to be the location which progressively arose in Ptolemaic Egypt.

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