August Boeckh's work, first published in 1817, is still regarded as one of the most thorough treatments of the economic structures of Athenian society. Boeckh makes exhaustive use of the epigraphical and literary sources he has at his disposal and covers a wide range of topics. In Volume 1 he addresses the main areas of the Athenian economic infrastructure, beginning with an account of silver and gold as the general currency. He writes about the income needed by the individual citizen in order to sustain a reasonable living standard, the clothes available to him, and his diet. He investigates the cost of the cult of the gods, and the funds spent on maintaining Athens as a military power. He also explains tax brackets, and gives examples of different categories of fines, as well as examining Xenophon's plan to improve general prosperity. This reissue is of the 1886 edition.
Vorwort des herausgebers; Vorerinnerungen zur ersten ausgabe; Vorerinnerungen zur zweiten ausgabe; Erstes Buch: Vom Preise, Lohne und Zins in Attika; Zweites Buch: Von der Finanzverwaltung und den Ausgaben; Drittes Buch: Von den ordentlichen Einkunsten des Athenischen Staates; Viertes Buch: von den ausserordentlichen Einkunsten des Athenischen Staates und den besondern Finanzmassregeln der Hellenen.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Classics : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 744
Published: 15th July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.84