Wealth and Power in Ancient Empires -10-11/06/2020, Saint Andrews (Scotland)
While the distribution of wealth in modern societies has recently received considerable attention (notably following the recent work of Thomas Piketty), it remains a relatively poorly understood aspect of ancient empires. This is the more unfortunate as the economic top layers played a pivotal role in governing these empires. Administrative posts were generally assigned to wealthy men, while they simultaneously allowed these men to increase their wealth.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: School of Classics, University of Saint Andrews (Saint Andrews, Scotland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Bart Danon ; Myles Lavan