Commerce in Archaic Greece w. Dr Paul Cartledge

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University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor, Dr Paul Cartledge, joins the show to discuss commerce in archaic Greece. Dr Cartledge is A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Clare College, University of Cambridge, and Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge.

Some topics explored

  • What scholars define the Archaic Greek period as
  • The vast territories that Greek citizens had colonized in the Mediterranean Basin in this period
  • Trade amongst the pan Greek territories in this period
  • Trade amongst the city-states in mainland Greece
  • The types of products traded
  • Types of products that were imported
  • Types of products that were exported
  • Early democracy in Athens
  • In depth details about ceramics (pottery)
  • Currency—what it was made of, where it was minted, where the materials were sourced from, how coinage varied per region, and the confidence level in coinage

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