Greek Economic Inscriptions

The Project

Welcome to the homepage of GEI, an online, in-progress collection of Greek Inscriptions of Economic content, covering a period from the 6th to the 1st century BC.

In recent years the attention of modern scholars to ancient Greek economy has received impetus from a series of newly published documents of undisputed significance. The results have been both a deeply renewed examination of consolidated theoretical positions and at the same time a detailed analysis of specific aspects of the economic life of the polis.

Within this framework the GEI project aims at providing an online collection of epigraphic documents of primary importance for the comprehension of problems related to the economy of ancient Greece. Some of these documents were already included in the pioneering work of H.W. Pleket (Epigraphica I: Texts on the Economic History of the Greek World, Leiden 1964), many others, already known or newly discovered, have never been collected in a selection of this kind. The project covers a period from the archaic age to 1st century BC. […]