Studies on Wealth in the Ancient World (BICS Supplement 133)

Edited by Errietta M. A. Bissa and Federico Santangelo
1 July 2016
244 × 170 mm
128 pp
Paperback: 978-1-905670-62-8
In this volume, seven authors offer distinctive insights into overarching issues in the study of wealth across the Greco-Roman worlds: the sources and maintenance of wealth; the implications for differently organised societies of the division between wealthy and impoverished individuals and groups; and the moral implications of that divide. Some papers address general methodological issues and engage with scholarly debates in sociology and economic theory; others focus on specific historical problems and clusters of evidence. Taken together, the papers open up new perspectives on wealth in the ancient world, its complex relationship with power, and the tensions and contradictions it entails.