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Moses Finley

Born: May 20, 1912

Death: Jun 23, 1986

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Historian

Nationality: United Kingdom

Moses Finley

Date of Birth : May 20, 1912
Date of Death : Jun 23, 1986
Birth Place : New York City

Sir Moses I. Finley, FBA was an American-born, British academic and classical scholar. His prosecution by the McCarran Security Committee led to his move to England, where he became English classical scholar and eventually master of Darwin College, Cambridge. His most notable work is The Ancient Economy, where he argued that status and civic ideology governed the economy in antiquity rather than rational economic motivations.


  • Historian

Also known as

  • M. I. Finley
  • Moses Finley
  • M. Finley
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