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Title Ancient Greek history and contemporary social science / edited by Mirko Canevaro, Andrew Erskine, Benjamin Gray and Josiah Ober.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 591 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 9
Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Josiah Ober -- Part I: Theory and method. 1. Behavioural economics and economic behaviour in classical Athens / David Lewis -- 2. The city in chorus: for a choral history of Athenian society / Vincent Azoulay and Paulin Ismard -- 3. Approaching the Hellenistic Polis through modern political theory: the public sphere, pluralism and prosperity / Bejamin Gray -- Part II: Institutions. 4. Majority rule vs. consensus: the practice of democratic deliberation in the Greek Poleis / Mirko Canevaro -- 5. Rethinking mass and elite: decision-making in the Athenian law-courts / Federica Carugati and Barry R. Weingast -- 6. Ancient and modern conceptions of the rule of law / Sara Forsdyke -- 7. What can data drawn from the Hansen-Nielsen Inventory tell us about political transitions in ancient Greece? / Robert K. Fleck and F. Andrew Hanssen -- Part III: Behaviour. 8. Patronage in ancient Sparta / Ingvar B. Mæhle -- 9. Understanding the politics of Pericles around 450 BCE: the benefits of an economic perspective / Carl Hampus Lyttkens and Henrik Gerding -- 10. Cash and crowns: a network approach to Greek athletic prizes / Christian Mann -- Part IV: Wealth, poverty and inequality. 11. Property security and its limits in classical Greece / Emily Mackil -- 12. Economic (in)equality and democracy: the political economy of poverty in Athens / Claire Taylor -- 13. The distribution of wealthy Athenians in the Attic Demes / James Kierstead and Roman Klapaukh -- Part V: Interstate relations. 14. Exploring intercommunity political activity in fourth-century Greece / Peter Liddel -- 15. Hegemonic legitimacy (and its absence) in classical Greece / Polly Low -- 16. The Koinon Dogma, the mercenary threat and the consolidation of the democratic revolutions in mid-fifth-century Sicily / David A. Teegarden -- Part VI: Technology and innovation. 17. Muddle wrestling: grappling for conceptual clarity in archaic Greek money / Peter van Alfen -- 18. Entanglement, materiality and the social organisation of construction workers in classical Athens / Diane Harris Cline -- 19. Technology and society in classical Athens: a study of the social context of mining and metallurgy at Laurion / Kim van Liefferinge -- Overview: Greek history at a crossroads / John K. Davies.
Summary There is a long history of successful engagement between social science and classical studies. This new collection of essays surveys the current state of the new field of social science Greek history' and demonstrates the potential of this interdisciplinary field.
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Subject Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Chronological Term To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Added Author Canevaro, Mirko, editor.
Erskine, Andrew, editor.
Gray, Benjamin D. (Benjamin David), 1983- editor.
Ober, Josiah, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Ancient Greek history and contemporary social science. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] 9781474421775 (DLC) 2018289189 (OCoLC)1012617203
ISBN 9781474421782 (webready PDF)
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9781474421775 (hardback)
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