Heavenly Haircuts & Missing Bodies: An Examination of Berenice’s Absence from within Callimachus’ “Coma Berenices”

1§1 The narrative, fantasy, and representation of Berenice II continue to provide a sense of mystery and intrigue. In the third century BCE, Callimachus forever repositioned perceptions and receptions of the queen with his poem Lock of Berenice. In the fragments of the original Greek text that survive,[1] there remains a tangible tension between the … Read moreHeavenly Haircuts & Missing Bodies: An Examination of Berenice’s Absence from within Callimachus’ “Coma Berenices”

The Athenian Decadrachm and the Athenian Arkhē

1. Introduction 1§1 In the mid fifth-century B.C.E., Athens achieved a leading position in the Greek world. Militarily, Athens had recovered quickly from the Persian Wars, and after 479 B.C.E., engaged in offensive operations against Persia. This offense was conducted by an alliance called the Delian League, which comprised the Greek allies of Athens, whose … Read moreThe Athenian Decadrachm and the Athenian Arkhē

Abstract – The Athenian Decadrachm and the Athenian Arkhē

Adam Kasarda, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Faculty mentor: Thomas J. Figueira This paper discusses the Athenian decadrachm coin, including its origins and its possible cultural significance. I argue that the source of resources for the minting of Attic decadrachms was the victory at allied Eurymedon. Implicated as well are Athenian victories in … Read moreAbstract – The Athenian Decadrachm and the Athenian Arkhē