Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World

Paperback | February 12, 2004

EditorAndrew Meadows, Kirsty Shipton

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The papers in this volume reassess the role of coined money in the ancient Greek world. Using new approaches, the book makes the results of numismatic as well as historical research accessible to students and scholars of ancient history. The chapters provide a wide-ranging account of thepolitical, social, and economic contexts within which coined money was used. In Part One the book focuses on the theme of monetization and the politics of coinage, while Part Two provides a series of case studies relating to the production and use of coined money in different areas of theGreek-speaking world, including Asia Minor, Egypt, and Rhodes as well as Greece itself. The individual chapters cover a broad chronological range from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. The book as a whole offers fresh insights into an important aspect of the ancient Greek economy.

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The papers in this volume reassess the role of coined money in the ancient Greek world. Using new approaches, the book makes the results of numismatic as well as historical research accessible to students and scholars of ancient history. The chapters provide a wide-ranging account of thepolitical, social, and economic contexts within w...

Andrew Meadows is Curator of Ancient Greek Coins in the British Museum. Kirsty Shipton is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leicester and Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.61 inPublished:February 12, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199271429

ISBN - 13:9780199271429

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Table of Contents

1. Henry Kim: Archaic Coinage as Evidence for the Use of Money2. Jeremy Trevett: Coinage and Democracy at Athens3. Graham Oliver: The Politics of Coinage: Athens and Hellenistic Monarchy4. Andrew Meadows: Money, Freedom, and Empire in the Hellenistic World5. Richard Ashton: The Coinage of Rhodes 408-c.190 BC6. John Davies: Temples, Credit, and the Circulation of Money7. Kirsty Shipton: Money and the Elite in Classical Athens8. Sitta von Reden: The Politics of Monetization in Third-Century BC Egypt9. Jane Rowlandson: Money Use among the Peasantry of Roman Egypt

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`Review from previous edition the papers cover an interesting mix of social, political, and economic aspects of money and coinage and demonstrate the richness of first-rate numismatic and epigraphical scholarship when directed to large historical ends.'Bryn Mawr Classical Review