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The monetary systems of the Greeks and Romans

Author: W V Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of new essays presents a set of debates about what money was in antiquity and how it functioned. The focus is mainly on the Greeks, who were not the original inventors of coinage but were responsible for its widespread adoption, and on the Roman Empire, which developed one of the most complex of known pre-modern economies
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W V Harris
ISBN: 9780199233359 0199233357 9780199586714 0199586713
OCLC Number: 777364880
Notes: The monetary use of weighed bullion in archaic Greece / John H. Kroll. What was money in ancient Greece and Rome? / David M. Schaps. Money and tragedy / Richard Seaford. The elasticity of the money-supply at Athens / Edward E. Cohen. Coinage as 'code' in Ptolemaic Egypt / J. G. Manning. The demand for money in the late Roman Republic / David B. Hollander. Money and prices in the early Roman Empire / David Kessler and Peter Temin. The function of gold coinage in the monetary economy of the Roman Empire / Elio Lo Cascio. The nature of Roman money / W. V. Harris. The use and survival of coins and of gold and silver in the Vesuvian cities / Jean Andreau. Money and credit in Roman Egypt / Peter van Minnen. The monetization of the Roman frontier provinces : a quantitative revision / Constantina Katsari. The divergent evolution of coinage in eastern and western Eurasia / Walter Scheidel
Description: xiv, 330 s. : ill.
Contents: The monetary use of weighed bullion in archaic Greece / John H. Kroll --
What was money in ancient Greece and Rome? / David M. Schaps --
Money and tragedy / Richard Seaford --
The elasticity of the money-supply at Athens / Edward E. Cohen --
Coinage as 'code' in Ptolemaic Egypt / J. G. Manning --
The demand for money in the late Roman Republic / David B. Hollander --
Money and prices in the early Roman Empire / David Kessler and Peter Temin --
The function of gold coinage in the monetary economy of the Roman Empire / Elio Lo Cascio --
The nature of Roman money / W. V. Harris --
The use and survival of coins and of gold and silver in the Vesuvian cities / Jean Andreau --
Money and credit in Roman Egypt / Peter van Minnen --
The monetization of the Roman frontier provinces : a quantitative revision / Constantina Katsari --
The divergent evolution of coinage in eastern and western Eurasia / Walter Scheidel.
Responsibility: edited by W. V. Harris

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