Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ancient Greeks in Southern Italy (Campania)

Campania was colonized by Ancient Greeks and was part of Magna Graecia. Magna Graecia, meaning Great Greece in Latin, is the name of the coastal areas of Southern Italy on the Tarentine Gulf that were extensively colonized by Greek settlers. … Continue reading

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Athenian Coins

Coins issued by certain cities or empires took the leading role in dictating which coins were readily acceptable for trade in the Mediterranean lands. One such city was Athens, which established the ‘Attic standard’ that was to be adopted later … Continue reading

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