The Ancient Economy

A survey of economic life in ancient Greece and Rome, which involved both primitive subsistence agriculture and a complex international marketplace of luxury goods—often tightly regulated by predatory states. Topics will include the essential but diverse role of slavery, why debt crises plagued rich and poor alike, the degree to which banking facilitated international trade, and how governments manipulated the silver content of coinage to cover budget shortfalls or finance armies. Also considered are the reasons behind the invention and spread of coinage as a medium of exchange. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB, Critical Perspectives: S

1 unit — Buxton


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 2 The Ancient Economy Richard Fernando Buxton TBA 25 / 8 05/30/2023
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