ICS Ancient History Seminar

Spring Term 2008

Public finance in the ancient world

Thursdays, 4.30 pm, in Senate House, North Wing, room 336

10 January P.J. Rhodes (Durham) Athenian public finance

17 January Peter Fawcett (London) Taxation in classical Athens

24 January Makis Aperghis (Athens) Monetarization and modernism: public finance in the Seleucid Empire

31 January Christopher Tuplin (Liverpool) The King’s Cut: searching for Achaemenid taxation at Persepolis and elsewhere

7 February Karen Radner (UCL) Tax versus tribute: fund-raising in the Assyrian Empire

14 February Hans van Wees (UCL) ‘Everyone must contribute’: public finance and state-formation in Archaic Greece

21 February Dominic Rathbone (KCL) From treasure to treasury in Republican Rome
NB: this lecture will start at 4.45 pm

28 February No lecture

6 March Mireille Corbier (CNRS, Paris) [Public finance in Imperial Rome – title to be confirmed]

13 March Errietta Bissa (Lampeter) ‘Hunting prosodous’: states, statesmen and public revenue in Greek and Roman thought