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By Paul Millett

Lending and borrowing have been standard in Athens throughout the fourth century BC and will contain rates of interest, safeguard and banks, however the half performed via credits used to be very assorted from its widespread position in capitalist society. utilizing a mixture of resources, yet focusing on the law-court speeches of the Attic orators, Dr Millett exhibits that it truly is attainable to work out how lending and borrowing have been a fashion of ordering social kin among Athenian voters. even supposing debt should be disruptive, it had as its extra optimistic part the strengthening of ties among participants. That used to be, in flip, a facet of the team spirit among voters that used to be part of the Athenian democracy.

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