Tag Archives: ECONOMY

EPEOS-EPOMENA (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  21/08/17) E. Does Homer provide evidence of Bronze Age Greek contacts with Anatolia and the Pontos? Homer is conventionally dated to the eighth century. However, a passage in the Odyssey (12.70) refers to the Argo as being “in all men’s minds” … Continue reading

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THE EPIGRAPHICAL SCIENCE AS A RESOURCE FOR ROMAN LYDIA AND PHRYGIA ANAPLASIS (Vlast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 5/04/17)   ended with a confession or a preliminary examination including giving an oath of innocence with a conditional self-curse. Taking an oath/depositing a curse meant giving the last word to the gods, who were expected to … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 5/03/16) D. How ancient is the connection between Greece and the Black Sea region? There is a good deal of evidence of Greek contacts with Anatolia. Note first that place names with non-Indo-European terminations in -ssos or … Continue reading

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THE EPIGRAPHICAL SCIENCE AS A RESOURCE FOR ROMAN LYDIA AND PHRYGIA ANAPLASIS (IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/04/16) I.3. Cult Associations An impressive number of cult associations are on record in Roman Lydia and Phrygia.94 All these associations occupied with the religious and material aspects of the sanctuary and composed mostly of individuals of … Continue reading

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THE EPIGRAPHICAL SCIENCE AS A RESOURCE FOR ROMAN LYDIA AND PHRYGIA ANAPLASIS (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 28/06/15) I.2. Junior Cult PersonnelUnder this heading, I include the following categories: diakonoi, douloi tôn theôn, hierodouloi,hieroi, and hypotaktikoi theôn. Not only do they all have their place in Lydian and  Phrygian sanctuaries, but their legal and … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/15) II. Epos and Economic Potentialities For the historical economist the next question is obvious: “Is the trade relationship –purple-dyed Thessalian fleece sold in Kolchis for gold — more or less consistent with economic potentialities, or is … Continue reading

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Law and Economy in Classical Athens (IV last)

(being continued from   20/01/15) PART 2.6 The preliminary skirmishes between Dareius and Dionysodorus serve to remind students of Athenian Law that a  trial in court was often only the last step in a long series  of maneuvers between litigants. Whatever … Continue reading

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