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From Caesar to Augustus (c. 49 BC–AD 14)
Using Coins as Sources

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Part of Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World

  • Author: Clare Rowan, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick
Andrew Meadows
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107675698

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  • This unique book provides the student of Roman history with an accessible and detailed introduction to Roman and provincial coinage in the late Republic and early Empire in the context of current historical themes and debates. Almost two hundred different coins are illustrated at double life size, with each described in detail, and technical Latin and numismatic terms are explained. Chapters are arranged chronologically, allowing students to quickly identify material relevant to Julius Caesar, the second triumvirate, the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra, and the Principate of Augustus. Iconography, archaeological contexts, and the economy are clearly presented. A diverse array of material is brought together in a single volume to challenge and enhance our understanding of the transition from Republic to Empire.

    • Provides illustrations, explanations and historical context for all of the most important coins from the period, with no prior numismatic knowledge assumed
    • Helps students understand how to analyse the iconography of coins and the importance of archaeological contexts
    • Includes a glossary of common Latin terms, as well as technical numismatic terms, and guidance on the use of reference works and online resources
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107675698
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 195 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Approaching coinage in the late Roman Republic
    2. Competition, legitimacy and civil war (49–44 BC)
    3. Competition and conflict after Caesar (44–36 BC)
    4. The view from the East: Cleopatra and Mark Antony (38–31 BC)
    5. Representing the Augustan principate (31 BC–AD 14)
    6. Coins and daily life
    Guide to further reading
    1. Timeline
    2. Latin numismatic abbreviations
    3. Glossary Andrew Meadows
    4. Denominational systems Andrew Meadows
    5. The production of ancient coinage Andrew Meadows

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    Clare Rowan, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick
    Clare Rowan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. She bridges the disciplines of Roman history and numismatics, with recognised research excellence, having won a European Research Council Starting Grant, while her teaching excellence has been recognised through numerous awards, including the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Programmes that Enhance Learning (shared). She is the editor of the Coins at Warwick blog, which encourages and disseminates studies of different coins and what they reveal about the ancient world.


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