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Ancient Samnium

Rafael Scopacasa.

June 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Archaeology. 368 pages.

This book explores the region of Samnium in central Italy, where a rich blend of historical, literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological evidence supports a fresh perspective on...

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Ancient Written Sources for Engineering and Technology

Serafina Cuomo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 9928 words.

This article tries to illustrate an idea of the range of extant ancient textual sources for engineering and technology. It also presents a broad outline of how the production of texts...

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Animal Husbandry, Hunting, Fishing, and Fish Production

Geoffrey Kron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 18465 words.

Archaeozoological research provides impressive, long-neglected evidence for the technical sophistication and productivity of Greco-Roman animal husbandry. A case can be made that the...

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Ceramic Production

Mark Jackson and Kevin Greene.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 10556 words.

Applying the labels “Greek” and “Roman” to the study of ceramic technology from 700 bc to ad 500 involves profound problems of cultural labeling. The study of Greek and Roman ceramics...

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The Coinage of the Parthians

Fabrizio Sinisi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 7883 words.

The Arsacids were the ruling dynasty of Parthia between the middle of the third century BC and AD 224. There is no Parthian coinage in gold, since Vonones's alleged gold coins have been...

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The Coinage of the Persian Empire

Michael Alram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 11403 words.

The Lydian coinage system completely changed with an ingenious coin reform. With Alyattes's electrum coinage, the recipient had no way of judging the gold or silver content. Therefore,...

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The Coinage of the Ptolemies

Catharine C. Lorber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Egyptology. 8569 words.

The coinage of the Ptolemies stands apart from other royal Hellenistic currencies in interesting respects, including the prominence of gold and bronze coins vis-à-vis silver and the role of...

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The Coinage of the Roman Provinces through Hadrian

Michel Amandry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5002 words.

This article explores imperial coinage and provincial coinage during Roman provinces. The latter was produced at different levels (and eventually even at Rome), but was on the whole...

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Coins and Communication

Carlos F. Noreña.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 8175 words.

This article studies how Roman coinage served as a communication medium in the Roman world. The term “Roman coinage” refers to all coins that were minted in areas under the administrative...

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Conclusion

Rafael Scopacasa.

in Ancient Samnium

June 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Archaeology. 2091 words.

This book set out with a series of questions, using Samnium as a starting point for thinking about how we approach those parts of the ancient world where written sources are lacking, and...

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