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War in the Ancient World: The economic Perspective - 27-28-29/04/2016, London (England)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27-28-29/04/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University College London (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Manuela Dal Borgo, Roel Konijnendijk, Chris Carey, Hans van Wees


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Precio: 40£ Estudiantes: 15£ / Cost: 40£ Students: 15£ / Prezzo: 40£ Studenti: 15£

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12:00-12:45 Registration & coffee

12:45-1:00 Welcome & opening remarks

Panel 1. War and the Market

1:00-1:30 Edward Harris (Durham) – ‘War and Commerce in Ancient Greece: the Impact of Military Operations on Trade’

1:30-2:00 Stephen O’Connor (CSUF) – ‘Sailors, Soldiers and Market Exchanges in the Classical Greek World’

2:00-2:30 Coffee

2:30-3:00 Manuela Dal Borgo (UCL) – ‘The Arms Industry: the Evidence for Shield Manufacturing and Trade in Fifth-Century Greece’

3:00-3:30 Aimee Schofield (Leicester) – ‘Cut-price Catapults’

3:30-4:00 Alan Bowman (Oxford) – ‘The Army and the Frontier Economy: the Evidence of Vindolanda’

4:00-4:30 Tea

Panel 2. Military Accounting

4:30-5:00 Zosia Archibald (Liverpool) – ‘The Audit of War: Beyond Hellenistic Armies’

5:00-5:30 Jennifer Hicks (UCL) – ‘The Daily Accountancy and the Seleukid Army’

5:30-6:00 Christopher Tuplin (Liverpool) – ‘A balance-sheet of Achaemenid warfare: gathering the evidence’

6:00-8:00 Wine reception


9:30-10:00 Coffee

Panel 3. Labour of War

10:00-10:30 Matthew Trundle (Auckland) – ‘Coined-Money and the Centralization of Warfare in Classical Greece’

10:30-11:00 Alessandro Brambilla (University of Rome, Tor Vergata) – ‘Financing Elite Troops in Classical Greece: Potential Problems and Possible Solutions’

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:00 Lizzie Pearson (Manchester) – ‘Administering Military Pay in the Middle Republic’

12:00-12:30 Jennifer Martinez (Liverpool) – ‘Women attached to Armies in Classical Greece: Economic Commodities or Burden?’

12:30-1:00 Aideen Carty (Freie Universität Berlin) – ‘Sourcing “Mercenaries” for Saïte Egypt: A Slave-Trade?’

1:00-2:00 Lunch

Panel 4. War and the State: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

2:00-2:30 Lisa Kallet (Oxford) – ‘The Failure of Tributary Empire in War: the Athenian Perspective'

2:30-3:00 Annabel Florence (Queensland) – ‘The Corinthian War: Ships, Walls and Money'

3:00-3:30 Mark Pyzyk (Stanford) – ‘Taxation, War-Making, and Technē: The Art of the Fourth-Century Tyrant’

3:30-4:00 Tea

4:00-4:30 Michael Crawford (UCL) – ‘War, Empire and Roman "Provincial" Coinages’

4:30-5:00 Amelia Dowler (British Museum) – ‘The Impact of War on Bronze Coin Production in Hellenistic Asia Minor’

5:00-5:30 Hans van Wees (UCL) – ‘Economic Dimensions of the Development of Greek Warfare’

5:30-6:30 Panel discussion

6:30 Conference dinner (non-speakers will be asked to pay £25 in advance)


10:00-10:30 Coffee

Panel 5. The History of Economics and War

10:30-11:00 Ioannis Perysinakis (Ioannina) – ‘The Function of Wealth in Aeschylus' Persai and Herodotus' Historiē’

11:00-11:30 Roel Konijnendijk (IHR) – 'The Elephant in the Room: Economics in Greek Military Historiography'

11:30-12:00 Robin Osborne (Cambridge) - 'War and Wealthy Hellas'

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Panel 6. Economics of Conflict

1:00-1:30 John Davies (Liverpool) – ‘Loser's Indeminification for the Costs of War - Greek to Roman’

1:30-2:00 Ioanna Koumi (UCL) – ‘War over Theodosia in the Black Sea Region: Economic Causes and Consequences’

2:00-2:30 Tea

2:30-3:00 Michael Taylor (UT Austin) – ‘State Finance in Rome and the Hellenistic Kingdoms: A Comparative Approach’

3:00-3:30 Paul Erdkamp (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) – ‘Beyond the Predatory State: Concepts of State and the Economy in the Roman World’

3:30-4:00 Closing remarks

4:00 Conference ends

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