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The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC$
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Zosia Archibald, John K. Davies, and Vincent Gabrielsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.001.0001

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Networks, Hierarchies, and Markets in the Ptolemaic Economy

Networks, Hierarchies, and Markets in the Ptolemaic Economy

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(p.296) 14 Networks, Hierarchies, and Markets in the Ptolemaic Economy
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The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC
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J.G. Manning

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0014

Three basic forms of economic coordination were present in the ancient world: market, hierarchy, and network. This chapter examines the relationships between social networks, state hierarchies, and the development of markets in Ptolemaic Egypt. It highlights both the role of the state and the role of individuals as economic actors.

Keywords:   social networks, state hierarchies, Ptolemaic Egypt, economic actors, Hellenistic economy, Ptolemaic economy, economic coordination

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