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The Resource Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria, Frank L. Holt

Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria, Frank L. Holt

Label
Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria
Title
Thundering Zeus
Title remainder
the making of Hellenistic Bactria
Statement of responsibility
Frank L. Holt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thundering Zeus uses an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to resolve one of the greatest puzzles in all of Hellenistic history. This book explores the remarkable rise of a Greek-ruled kingdom in ancient Bactria (modern Afghanistan) during the third century B.C. Diodotus I and II, whose dynasty emblazoned its coins with the dynamic image of Thundering Zeus, led this historic movement by breaking free of the Seleucid Empire and building a strong independent state in Central Asia. The chronology and crises that defined their reigns have been established here for the first time, and Frank Holt sets this new history into the larger context of Hellenistic studies. The best sources for understanding Hellenistic Bactria are archaeological, and they include a magnificent trove of coins. In addition to giving a history of Bactria, Thundering Zeus provides a catalog of these coins, as well as an introduction to the study of numismatics itself. Holt presents this fascinating material with the precision and acuity of a specialist and with the delight of an admirer, providing an up-to-date full catalog of known Diodotid coinage, and illustrating twenty-three coins
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Frank Lee
Dewey number
939/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS374.B28
LC item number
H66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hellenistic culture and society
Series volume
32
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  • Greeks
  • Coins, Greek
  • Numismatics
  • Bactria
  • Bactria
Label
Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria, Frank L. Holt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hellenistic background -- Across the chasm -- An elusive dynasty -- How money talks -- Thundering Zeus -- The world of bronze -- The monarchy affirmed
Control code
38549795
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520211407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria, Frank L. Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hellenistic background -- Across the chasm -- An elusive dynasty -- How money talks -- Thundering Zeus -- The world of bronze -- The monarchy affirmed
Control code
38549795
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520211407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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