Practical reason is the domain of ethics and politics, the uniquely human domain. Athens also had laws to ensure an adequate supply of grain for its citizens, such as a law against the export of grain and laws to encourage traders to import grain.
Some scholars have found that to be a distinctively democratic and liberal account of law Bobonich ; see also the entry on Plato on utopia.
That is, while Aristotle indeed valued the possibility of political participation in officeholding and the control of officeholding as part of the best constitution, he saw it as an intrinsic good only insofar as it was an expression of virtue, as it would be in that best constitution whether governed by a collectivity of virtuous citizens as in the regime described in Books VII and VIII, or in the rare and perhaps purely hypothetical case of a superlatively virtuous monarch.
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C; those kingdoms in turn were eventually conquered and significantly assimilated by the Roman republic, later transmuted into an empire.
See the entry on ancient skepticism. Hesiod, Works and Days A poem containing advice and attitudes about farming in the early Archaic period, c B. Explores rural production and exchange within political and religious contexts.
Or we can focus in on the trees and undertake narrow studies of particular sectors of the ancient Greek economy at specific times and places.
Moreover, gift exchanges in accordance with social traditions were as prominent if not more so than impersonal exchanges for profit.