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The Coinage of Italy  

N. K. Rutter

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
The first coinages of Italy were issued in the sixth century by a group of cities on the coast of the Ionian Sea: Metapontum, Sybaris, and Croton, with Caulonia. All four cities adopted ... More

The Coinage of Roman Egypt  

Angelo Geissen

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
Already under the Ptolemies, the coinage of Egypt circulated in a closed currency system: foreign money had to be exchanged for the local currency at the borders, and Egyptian currency ... More

The Coinage of Sicily  

Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
The numismatic history of Sicily reflects the vicissitudes of its political history in truly unique fashion. Cities were conquered and destroyed, populations displaced and resettled, ... More

The Coinage of the Later Roman Empire, 364–498  

Sam Moorhead

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
With the enactment of Anastasius's monetary reforms of AD 498, the Western Roman Empire had collapsed and Constantinople now ruled over the rump state that was to be called the Byzantine ... More

Communication in Late Antiquity: Use and Reuse  

Andrew Gillett

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article analyzes one notable aspect of Late Antiquity: the upsurge in letter-writing among social elites and, particularly, in the publication of their letters in edited collections. ... More

From Republic to Empire  

Clifford Ando

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article outlines the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire. It looks at the attempts to diagnose the problems of the Roman Republic and examines the understandings of ... More

New Media (And Old)  

James J. O'dqnnell

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The achievement of modernity in classical textual studies is the creation of the printed and seemingly reliable critical edition of the ancient text, the convenient book-in-hand that ... More

Public Speaking in Rome: A Question of Auctoritas  

Francisco Pina Polo

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses public speaking in Roman society, and introduces the term contio, which is the rough equivalent of a modern town hall meeting. It was also the only institutionalized ... More

Rhetorical Education  

Joy Connolly

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses rhetorical education, which gave its students the means to negotiate social relations. It is evidenced that it was used to both renew and subtly resist inequalities ... More

Roman Coinages of Palestine  

Haim Gitler

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
The Hasmonean rule over Palestine started with the expulsion of the Seleucids and ended in the first decades of the Roman rule. From then on, the minting of Jewish coins continued without ... More

Roman Dining  

Katherine M. D. Dunbabin and William J. Slater

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the dining customs and practices of the Romans. It begins with a discussion of the history of Roman dining practices and looks at the architecture and placement of ... More

Roman Honor  

J. E. Lendon

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article looks at the concept of Roman honor, which consisted mainly of what the Roman imagined his community thought of him. The first section studies Roman honor as similar to ... More

Roman Warfare and Fortification  

Gwyn Davies

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article concentrates on the role of technology in improving the operational capabilities of the Roman state. It reviews the organizational and weapon system developments that enabled ... More

Socializing at the Baths  

Garrett G. Fagan

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article studies the various social relations that occurred in the Roman baths. It shows that Roman bathing was a very social activity that even the supposed private baths that were ... More

Tetrarchy and the House of Constantine  

Richard Abdy

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
In the 1980s, the edict was known as “Diocletian's Currency Revaluation”; by the dawn of the new millennium it was known as the “Aphrodisias Currency Inscription.” The highest-denomination ... More

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