Money and the Early Greek Mind : Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy.

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Seaford, Richard.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Economics and literature -- Greece -- History.
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An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece.
chapter one Introduction
a introduction: primitive and modern money
b overview of the argument
c what is money?
part one The genesis of coined money
chapter two Homeric transactions
a forms of economic transaction in homer
b the marginality of trade and the absence of money
c gold and silver in homer
d reciprocity in crisis
e the contrast between the (re)distribution of booty and of sacrificial meat
chapter three Sacrifice and distribution
a homeric sacrifice: subjective continuity
b homeric sacrifice: the lack of objective continuity
c sacrifice and durable wealth in homer
chapter four Greece and the ancient Near East
a economies of the ancient near east
b homer and mesopotamian epic
c mesopotamian food offerings
d greek food offerings: the monetisation of cult
chapter five Greek money
a the earliest greek money
b money in the fifth century
chapter six The preconditions of coinage
a sacrificial spits
b from spit to coin
c from seal to coin
d seals, coinage, writing
chapter seven The earliest coinage
a who invented coinage?
b when was coinage invented?
c why was coinage invented?
d fiduciarity
chapter eight The features of money
a walking on the textiles in aeschylus' agamemnon
b money is homogeneous
c money is impersonal
d money is a universal aim
e money is a universal means
f money is unlimited
g money unites opposites
h money is both concrete and abstract
i money is distinct from all else
part two The making of metaphysics
chapter nine Did politics produce philosophy?
a law, public space, free debate
b the style and content of the earliest philosophy
chapter ten Anaximander and Xenophanes.
a the fragment of anaximander
b reciprocity and commodity
c anaximander and miletus
d xenophanes
chapter eleven The many and the one
a why monism?
b myth, psychoanalysis, politics, money, mystery cult
chapter twelve Heraclitus and Parmenides
a heraclitus
b the development of abstract being
c is parmenidean metaphysics really influenced by money?
chapter thirteen Pythagoreanism and Protagoras
a early pythagoreanism
b philolaus
c protagoras
chapter fourteen Individualisation
a individualism
b individualism and communality
c incommensurability
d tragic individualism
e creon and oedipus
f conclusion
chapter fifteen Appendix: was money used in the early Near East?
a introduction
b did the early near east have coinage?
c what forms did 'money' take in early mesopotamia?
d the kanish texts
e egypt
f the neo-assyrian and neo-babylonian periods
g conclusions
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