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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 2 / 2016 (607), Summer

A review of corruption based on the social and economic evolution of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Ciprian ROTARU
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dumitru-Alexandru BOD
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Abstract. This paper is part of a broader research done on the evolution of corruption and represents the highlights of the phenomenon from the social, economic and religious perspective. During our research we tried to analyse the evolution from pre-corruption times, the Indian view dating 2300 B.C., continuing with the Chinese dynasty Quin (221- 207 BC), the Sumerians and Semites, and also to the Persian Kingdom, and emphasising the corruption in Ancient Greece and rounding up with Ancient Rome. The circle is closed with the historical results had in those times that could be shifted in today’s macroeconomic environment.

Keywords: corruption, social inequality, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece.

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