Coins, Bodies, Games, and Gold: The Politics of Meaning in Archaic Greece

TitleCoins, Bodies, Games, and Gold: The Politics of Meaning in Archaic Greece
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsKurke L
PublisherPrinceton University Press
CityPrinceton, NJ
KeywordsAgainst Neaira
Abstract

Analyzes the ideological functions of Greek coinage. By linking the imagery of metals and coinage to stories about oracles, prostitutes, Eastern tyrants, counterfeiting, retail trade, and games, this book traces the rising egalitarian ideology of the polis, as well as the resistance of an elitist tradition to that development.

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