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Was Athens an imperialistic state, deserving all the reputation for exploitation that adjective can imply, or was the Athenian alliance, even at its most unequal, still characterized by a convergence of interests The Power of Money explores monetary and metrological policy at Athens as a way of discerning the character of Athenian hegemony in midfifth century Greece It begins with the Athenian Coinage Decree, which, after decades of scholarly attention, still presents unresolved questions for Greek historians about content, intent, date, and effect Was the Decree an act of commercial imperialism or simply the codification of what was already current practice Figueira interprets the Decree as one in a series concerned with financial matters affecting the Athenian city state and emerging from the way the collection of tribute functioned in the alliance that we call the Athenian empire He contends that the Decree served primarily to legislate the status quo ante....

Title : The Power of Money: Coinage and Politics in the Athenian Empire
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ISBN : 0812234413
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press March 19, 1998
Number of Pages : 648 pages
File Size : 563 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Power of Money: Coinage and Politics in the Athenian Empire Reviews

  • J. Romane
    2019-03-19 04:18

    Deep investigation into the Athenian economy. Detailed, well done analysis of Athenian policies