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Risk and Survival in Ancient Greece


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Introduction - the domestic economy and subsistence risk; ancient households and their life cycle; adaptive measures in the agricultural system; structural constraints and the household vulnerability cycle; response strategies to food shortage - household self-help systems; "with a little help from my friends" - interpersonal risk-buffering behaviour; the domestic economy and the dialectic of subsistence risk.

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Thomas W. Gallant is a historian who specializes in modern Greek history and archaeology. He is holder of the Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History at the University of California, San Diego.

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