The Ancient Economy
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
15 credit points from ANCHIST 100, 102 or 103
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewA study of the economies of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Students will explore the principal ways in which we try to understand economic activity through theories concerning market-exchange, redistribution of resources and reciprocity to the practical relationships that linked the economy to society. The course will focus on a variety of different evidence including archaeology, inscriptions, papyrological material and numismatics as well as ancient literature.
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