The Roman Republic to 49 BCE

(Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World 4)

by Liv Yarrow

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ISBN 9781107654709
Paperback, 308 pages, with b/w figures and maps

The narrative of Roman history has been largely shaped by the surviving literary sources, augmented in places by material culture. The numerous surviving coins can, however, provide new information on the distant past. This accessible but authoritative guide introduces the student of ancient history to the various ways in which they can help us understand the history of the Roman republic, with fresh insights on early Roman-Italian relations, Roman imperialism, urban politics, constitutional history, the rise of powerful generals and much more. The text is accompanied by over 200 illustrations of coins, with detailed captions, as well as maps and diagrams so that it also functions as a sourcebook of the key coins every student of the period should know. Throughout, it demystifies the more technical aspects of the field of numismatics and ends with a how-to guide for further research for non-specialists.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Liv Mariah YarrowBrooklyn College, City University of New York
Liv Mariah Yarrow is an Associate Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her previous books include Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule (2006) and Polybius, Imperialism and Cultural Politics (edited with Christopher Smith, 2012). She co-directs, with Lucia Carbone, the Roman Republican Die Project at the American Numismatic Society and her ongoing research includes classical reception, the Roman Republican representation of kings, and the metallurgy and metrology of early Roman bronze coinage. At Brooklyn College she specializes in interactive large general education courses presenting Classics to a modern audience.

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The Athenian Empire

(Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World 3)

by Lisa Kallet and John H. Kroll

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ISBN 9781107686700
Paperback, 202 pages, incl. 198 b/w figures and 2 maps

Coinage played a central role in the history of the Athenian naval empire of the fifth century BC. It made possible the rise of the empire itself, which was financed through tribute in coinage collected annually from the empire’s approximately 200 cities. The empire’s downfall was brought about by the wealth in Persian coinage that financed its enemies. This book surveys and illustrates, with nearly 200 examples, the extraordinary variety of silver and gold coinages that were employed in the history of the period, minted by cities within the empire and by those cities and rulers that came into contact with it. It also examines how coins supplement the literary sources and even attest to developments in the monetary history of the period that would otherwise be unknown. This is an accessible introduction to both the history of the Athenian empire and to the use of coins as evidence.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa KalletUniversity of Oxford
LISA KALLET is Cawkwell Fellow in Ancient History at University College, Oxford. She has published two influential books and articles on Thucydides, the Athenian empire, Attic epigraphy and Athenian democracy.

John H. KrollUniversity of Oxford
JOHN H. KROLL is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin, and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He is the author of the volume of the Greek coins from the Agora Excavations and has written widely on other numismatic topics and on Greek weights and inscriptions. He has served as Trustee and Second Vice President of the American Numismatic Society.

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