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The Power of Money
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Was Athens an imperialistic state, deserving all the reputation for exploitation that adjective can imply, or was the Athenian alliance, even at its most unequal, still characterized by a convergence of interests?

The Power of Money explores monetary and metrological policy at Athens as a way of discerning the character of Athenian hegemony in midfifth-century Greece. It begins with the Athenian Coinage Decree, which, after decades of scholarly attention, still presents unresolved questions for Greek historians about content, intent, date, and effect. Was the Decree an act of commercial imperialism or simply the codification of what was already current practice?

Figueira interprets the Decree as one in a series concerned with financial matters affecting the Athenian city-state and emerging from the way the collection of tribute functioned in the alliance that we call the Athenian empire. He contends that the Decree served primarily to legislate the status quo ante.

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  1. COVER
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  1. TITLE
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  1. COPYRIGHT
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. LIST OF TABLE
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  1. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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  1. INTRODUCTION: GENESIS AND ORGANIZATION
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. PART I: NUMISMATIC EVIDENCE FOR MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 20-
  1. CHAPTER 1: NUMISMATIC BASICS AND HOARD EVIDENCE
  2. pp. 21-48
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  1. CHAPTER 2: CURTAILMENT OF ALLIED MINTING
  2. pp. 49-91
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  1. CHAPTER 3: ELECTRUM MINTS
  2. pp. 92-109
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  1. CHAPTER 4: MINTS IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION
  2. pp. 110-149
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  1. CHAPTER 5: THE MINTS OF THE AUTONOMOUS ALLIES
  2. pp. 150-174
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  1. CHAPTER 6: WAS MINTING SILVER EVER PROHIBITED?
  2. pp. 175-179
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  1. CHAPTER 7: THE ATTIC MINT AND MONETARY OUTPUT
  2. pp. 180-199
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  1. PART II: LITERARY EVIDENCE FOR MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 200-
  1. CHAPTER 8: THE LITERARY EVIDENCE
  2. pp. 201-217
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  1. PART III: MONETARY POLICY IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT
  2. pp. 218-
  1. CHAPTER 9: CONTEXTS FOR MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 219-258
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  1. CHAPTER 10: TRIBUTE AND MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 259-295
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  1. CHAPTER 11: METROLOGICAL CONSOLIDATION
  2. pp. 296-317
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  1. PART IV: EPIGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE FOR MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 318-
  1. CHAPTER 12: THE COINAGE DEGREE: PART I
  2. pp. 319-352
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  1. CHAPTER 13: THE COINAGE DEGREE: PART II
  2. pp. 353-379
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  1. CHAPTER 14: THE COINAGE DEGREE: PART III
  2. pp. 380-410
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  1. CHAPTER 15: THE COINAGE DEGREE: PART IV AND CONCLUSION
  2. pp. 411-423
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  1. CHAPTER 16: IG I3 90 AND MONETARY LEGISLATION
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  1. CHAPTER 17: THE DATING AND THE INSCRIPTION OF THE COINAGE DEGREE
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  1. PART V: SYNTHESIS
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  1. CHAPTER 18: MONETARY INTEGRATION
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  1. CHAPTER 19: HEGEMONY AND MONETARY DISINTEGRATION: THE HOME FRONT
  2. pp. 496-527
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  1. CHAPTER 20: IMITATIONS OF ATTIC COINS
  2. pp. 528-535
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  1. CHAPTER 21: THE COINAGE LAW OF 375/4
  2. pp. 536-547
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  1. CHAPTER 22: FINAL THOUGHTS: HEGEMONY AND MONETARY POLICY
  2. pp. 548-562
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  1. APPENDIX: ATHENIAN ALLIES: COINAGE AND TRIBUTE
  2. pp. 563-598
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  1. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
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  1. INDEX LOCORUM
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  1. GENERAL INDEX
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