The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

Author: William E. Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199372187
Category: Coins, Greek
Page: 720
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A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will fill this gap by providing a systematic overview of the major coinages of the classical world. The Handbook begins with a general introduction by volume editor William E. Metcalf followed by an article establishing the history and role of scientific analysis in ancient numismatics. The subsequent thirty-two chapters, all written by an international group of distinguished scholars, cover a vast geography and chronology, beginning with the first evidence of coins in Western Asia Minor in the seventh century BCE and continuing up to the transformation of coinage at the end of the Roman Empire. In addition to providing the essential background and current research questions of each of the major coinages, the Handbook also includes articles on the application of numismatic evidence to the disciplines of archaeology, economic history, art history, and ancient history. With helpful appendices, a glossary of specialized terms, indices of mints, persons, and general topics, and nearly 900 illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will be an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the classical world, as well as a stimulating reference for collectors and interested lay readers.

The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

Author: John Peter Oleson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199734852
Category: History
Page: 865
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Nearly every aspect of daily life in the Mediterranean world and Europe during the florescence of the Greek and Roman cultures is relevant to engineering and technology. This text highlights the accomplishments of the ancient societies, the research problems, and stimulates further progress in the history of ancient technology.

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

Author: Elizabeth Jeffreys,John F. Haldon,Robin Cormack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199252466
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1021
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The Handbook contains eighty-nine articles by leading experts on all significant aspects of the diverse and fast-growing field of Byzantine Studies, which deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century.

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Author: Nathan T. Elkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190648058
Category: Art
Page: 288
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At age 65, Nerva assumed the role of emperor of Rome; just sixteen months later, his reign ended with his death. Nerva's short reign robbed his regime of the opportunity for the emperor's imperial image to be defined in building or monumental art, leaving seemingly little for the art historian or archaeologist to consider. In view of this paucity, studies of Nerva primarily focus on the historical circumstances governing his reign with respect to the few relevant literary sources. The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98, by contrast, takes the entire imperial coinage program issued by the mint of Rome to examine the "self-representation," and, by extension, the policies and ideals of Nerva's regime. The brevity of Nerva's reign and the problems of retrospection caused by privileging posthumous literary sources make coinage one of the only ways of reconstructing anything of his image and ideology as it was disseminated and developed at the end of the first century during the emperor's lifetime. The iconography of this coinage, and the popularity and spread of different iconographic types-as determined by study of hoards and finds, and as targeted towards different ancient constituencies-offers a more positive take on a little-studied emperor. Across three chapters, Elkins traces the different reverse types and how they would have resonated with their intended audiences, concluding with an examination of the parallels between text and coin iconography with previous and subsequent emperors. The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98 thus offers significant new perspectives on the agents behind the selection and formulation of iconography in the late first and early second century, showing how coinage can act as a visual panegyric similar to contemporary laudatory texts by tapping into how the inner circle of Nerva's regime wished the emperor to be seen.

Stephanos nomismatikos

Edith Schönert-Geiss zum 65. Geburtstag
Author: Ulrike Peter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3050075252
Category: History
Page: 719
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Herausgegeben von der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Das Griechische Münzwerk gehört zu den Traditionsunternehmen der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Es dient in erster Linie editorischen Aufgaben und hat derzeit zum Ziel, die antiken Münzen der Münzstätten Nordgriechenlands in Form von Corpora zu erschließen und für die Publikation der numismatischen Forschungsergebnisse Sorge zu tragen. Chronologisch wird dabei ein Zeitraum von der zweiten Hälfte des 6. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. bis zur Mitte des 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. erfasst. Zur Arbeitsstelle der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften:

Thesaurus Cultus Et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA).

Author: Jean Charles Balty,Fondation pour le Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892367924
Category: History
Page: 502
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Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA) is a major multivolume reference work on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals. Providing both sweeping overview and in-depth investigation, ThesCRA covers the period from Homeric times (1000 B.C.) to late Roman times (A.D. 400). The first three volumes, published in 2005, deal with dynamic elements of cult: divination; prayer, gestures, and acts of prayer; gestures and acts of veneration; oaths; maledictions; profanation; magic; and consecration and foundation rites. The last two volumes in the set move on to static elements of cult--cult places and their depictions in antiquity in volume IV, and the personnel of cults in volume V. The major contributors to volume IV are Anneliese Kossatz-Deissmann, Francesco Marcattili, Ulrich Sinn, and Mario Torelli; those for volume V are Stella Georgoudi, Tonio H�lscher, Ingrid Krauskopf, Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, and John Scheid. The index for the five-volume set will be published in August 2006. ThesCRA was developed by the eminent group of scholars who published the eight double-volumes of LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae).

The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Author: W. V. Harris
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019161517X
Category: History
Page: 344
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Most people have some idea what Greeks and Romans coins looked like, but few know how complex Greek and Roman monetary systems eventually became. The contributors to this volume are numismatists, ancient historians, and economists intent on investigating how these systems worked and how they both did and did not resemble a modern monetary system. Why did people first start using coins? How did Greeks and Romans make payments, large or small? What does money mean in Greek tragedy? Was the Roman Empire an integrated economic system? This volume can serve as an introduction to such questions, but it also offers the specialist the results of original research.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706774
Category: History
Page: 867
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Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195123326
Category: History
Page: 404
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A one-volume reference on the history of the Roman Empire covers more than 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augusti

Author: Augustus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110365162
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 193
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Der Rechenschaftsbericht des Kaisers Augustuswar einst auf zwei Bronzepfeilern in Rom aufgestellt. Während das Original verloren ging, wurde 1555 im heutigen Ankara eine Abschrift in lateinischer und griechischer Sprache gefunden. Augustus streicht nicht nur seine außenpolitischen Erfolge heraus, er betont auch seine Fürsorge für das Volk. Stolz berichtet er von seiner Bautätigkeit, aber auch von den zahlreichen Ehrungen, die ihm widerfuhren.

Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands

Author: Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer,Hugo Gaebler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783741166907
Page: 212
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Die antiken Munzen Nord-Griechenlands ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1898. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

The Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Thonemann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198759010
Category: History
Page: 144
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The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhone to the Indus. A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both. Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history. The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).