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The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author relates the economic history of the period to new approaches in archaeology and economic anthropology. The place of kinship in the social structure of the Greek city-state; the social factors involved in the genesis of Greek philosophy; and the structural and institutional components of 'freedom' in classical Athens are all examined. First published in 1978.
Part 1: Classical studies and anthropology1. Antrhopology and the classics2. History, economics and anthropology : the work of Karl Polanyi3. The work of Louis GernetPart 2: Economy and society4. Archaeology and the social and economic history of classical Greece5. Town and country in ancient Greece6. Economy and society in classical Athens7. Homo politicus and homo economicusPart 3: Structure, context and communication8. The social structure of the ancient city9. 'Transcendence' and intellectual roles: the ancient Greek case10. Evolution and history: approaches to the study of structural differentiation
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