Ancient Greek Economy

According to the Ancient Greek Economy did mean the same thing as it does to us. According to the economy means the rules of the household.Now if we go way back to the ancient Greek jobs during the Stone Age, the Greeks were mostly sailors who would sail all through the Mediterranean Sea, just like the rest of the sailors of their time, say for example the Vikings and so on.

Ancient Greek Economy

Ancient Greek Economy

Now the Greeks had managed to find out different ways by which they could come up with a living for themselves from their sailing exploits. There were some who were the usual fishermen and they would eat some of the fish themselves and they would also sell quite a bit of it to the markets.

Ancient Athens Economy and Trade

There were other who was traders who would purchase certain goods at one port and then go off to another and sell it in another and thus they could make a little profit from this.

Ancient Greek Economy

Ancient Greek Job

Now another ancient Greek job was that of a soldier. They would become soldiers of one city-state and that state would try and conquer the other states and hence they were forced to pay tributes. You also had a lot of sailors who were mercenaries who hired their ships as well as themselves in order to fight in wars for other counters say, for example, Egypt.

Ancient Greek Economy

The rest of the Greeks were basically like pirates who raided other ships and took everything. Now, apart from these, there were also certain ancient Greek jobs for those who were settled on the land.

This included farmers, blacksmith, Shepards, statesmen and even warriors. Now, apart from these, there were certain other jobs too which were for the skilled people like teachers, players, musicians and so on.

Now, these ancient Greek jobs which we talked about are mostly held by the men. The women were the ones who would stay at home and would make the home and they would look after the children or make the meal or even weave at the time.