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Alexander the Great and Bactria: the formation of a Greek frontier in central Asia more. Agathocles, after all, is still known to us only in the numismatic record; nothing else has been found to further our knowledge of his wars, laws, or day-to-day life. Such discoveries, however, cannot be far from us at the present Such discoveries, however, cannot be far from us at the present pace of archaeological exploration in Central Asia. Publisher: Brill Publication Date: Jan 1, Literary studies , Historical Studies , and American Archaeology. View on brill.

Page 1. HOLT Page 2. Holt here delivers three hooks in one. First, this is the first thorough study of the Historical Studies. View on ucpress. Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions more. After Bessus had been betrayed by his Bactrian followers, Alexander had him tortured and ex-ecuted according to Persian custom.

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Alastair Small, pp. Publisher: books. Into the land of bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan more. Often despised and demonized by the Greeks, Persia had gobbled up the great powers of the past the Bopearachchi more.

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The trumpet of Tutankhamun. Just click on the URL for the story and illustrations. Egypt and Tutankhamun. Ancient History , Numismatics , and Ancient numismatics Archaeology. Excavations at Nemea have uncovered thousands of coins that tell us much about the ancient people who inhabited or visited the site. They are a by-product of human society They are a by-product of human society and as such provide insight into the collective behaviors that interest historians, archaeologists, and economists.

The 'psychology of loss' characteristic of human populations can help explain why bronze specimens account for nearly all coin-finds there, and the ways that people travel 'peripatetic' vs. Yet, there may be other ways as well. Our inclination to study coins solely to comprehend people mirrors the notion that the solitary aim of science is to fathom the mind of God.

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Sometimes it has proven fruitful to examine nature for its own sake, without seeking everywhere the sovereignty of a Creator to explain away everything we cannot understand. The same may be said of numismatics, free of the belief that coins merely obey the dictates of the omnipotent people who make and use them.

While the traditional methodologies used to study coins still serve the discipline well in many ways, cognitive numismatics seeks to illuminate more explicitly the processes that govern the lifecycle of coinages. Another approach is to consider the same processes from the perspective of the coins as if the coins themselves were acting and thinking on their own.


Intended solely for analytical purposes and not to imply that inanimate objects actually have minds of their own, personifications of this sort have become commonplace in scientific literature. Why not approach numismatics in the same way that we study particle physics and microbiology? We may imagine a coin and its constituent parts as acting in their own self-interest, seeking by various means to insure their own survival.

After all, understanding survival is a primary aim in both biology and archaeology. At Nemea and other sites, archaeologists must above all explain the record of artifactual survival that they discover. What survives where and why is the essence of archaeological data, and any approach that illuminates this must be welcomed. Miller, Athens eds. Katsonopoulou and Elena Patrida. On the question of where and when Alexander ordered his army to destroy its baggage.

Alexander the Great and Ancient Greek History. Who Were the Indo-Greeks? Coins: The Great Guides of the Historian more. Numismatics and Hellenistic Bactria. View on frombactriatotaxila. Alexander the Great's Little Star more. View on dx.

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Lady Moon more. View on popular-archaeology. The Tragedies and Treasures of Afghanistan more. More Info: American Scientist Holt here delivers three books in one. Holt traces the thrilling rise of an independent Greek kingdom in what is now Afghanistan under Diodotus I and II, carefully relating his Bactrian tale to its contexts in Persian, Greek, Central Asian, and Indic history, as well as giving an account of the history of the study of Hellenistic Bactria down to the present day" dust jacket.

Publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine; very minor rubbing to spine-foot and corners. In original pictorial dust jacket; light edgewear. Interior is bright. An excellent copy. Inventory : JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address. Everything is guaranteed to be as described, everything offered is subject to prior sale, everything is sold as on approval; all prices are net, with postage, handling, and insurance extra. Unless we are otherwise instructed, delivery in the U.