This 2010 book was the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of money on the economy, society and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds. State-formation, expanding political networks, metal supply and above all an increasing sophistication of credit and contractual law are demonstrated as being the crucial factors in money's increasing influence.
About the Author
Sitta von Reden is Lecturer in Ancient History at Universität München. She is the author of Exchange in Ancient Greece (1995) and co-editor, with Paul Cartledge and Paul Millett, of Kosmos: Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens (1998). Her most recent book is Money in Ptolemaic Egypt (2007).