Classics and Ancient History seminar: The effects of plunder on on-elite Italians, 200-167 BCE – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Classics and Ancient History seminar: The effects of plunder on on-elite Italians, 200-167 BCE – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jacques-Louis David, Léonidas aux Thermopyles 1814 (Louvre). On the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

Classics and Ancient History seminar: The effects of plunder on on-elite Italians, 200-167 BCE

James Winestock

The effects of plunder on on-elite Italians, 200-167 BCE

This paper examines the effects of plunder and spoils on the wealth of non-elites in Roman Italy in the Second Century BCE with a particular focus on soldier bonuses. It is often taken for granted that Roman soldiers were able to secure considerable riches for themselves as Rome expanded throughout the Mediterranean. I test that assumption by focusing on the quantitative evidence provided by Livy’s triumph records. I will compare the donatives handed out at triumphs between 200 and 167 BCE with price data and average incomes from the period. The picture that emerges is one of winners and losers, but also of a generally wealthier peasantry thanks to the donative.

Yes, there will be charts and graphs!

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The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Where
On Zoom

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When
1 October, 4:00-5:00pm

Seminar Series convenors:
Louise Pryke and Emma Barlow
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The Department of Classics and Ancient History is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

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Image: Jacques-Louis David, Léonidas aux Thermopyles 1814 (Louvre). On the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae

Date

Oct 01 2020
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Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

This event is free

Location

Online

Other Organizers

Department of Classics and Ancient History
Website
http:// sydney.edu.au/arts/classics-ancient-history 

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