Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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3.5.1. Economy and exchange
(12,627 words)

A. Forms of value and exchange

[German source]

A much-cited passage from the Iliad, probably written down in the late 8th century, offers an insight into the problems of studying and interpreting the EIA economy. In it, Homer tells the story of a silver krater, which  Achilles offers as the victor’s prize in the funerary games for  Patroc…

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Von Reden, Sitta, “3.5.1. Economy and exchange”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_009686>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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