About Ancient Finances

Welcome to my blog!

The goal here is to explore ancient finances. Will also branch out to warfare in ancient times.

Main focus will be on the Viking Age and Roman Empire. Posts previously published at my other blogs will be reposted here. Those posts also explore the loot hauled off by Alexander the Great. Will also put some effort into the American Civil War.

Join with me as I expand my knowledge. I’ll try to go heavy on citations. Because the goal is exploring and learning as I go, there will be contradictory information with changes in info and opinions as I learn. One of the lessons learned is a vast ambiguity exists in what researchers know about ancient times. That means there is a lot of fuzziness in areas like finances, where we expect precision today.

Cross posted articles

Posts originally published at Attestation Update on ancient finances are reposted here. Dates for posting those articles are June 1 through June 3, 2017. The articles are in roughly the same sequence as originally published. However, they are all grouped in early June for convenience and to avoid the implication that this blog has been alive for a few years.

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Comments that contain ad hominem attacks on me or others or that use foul language won’t get posted. Likewise with racist, crude, or nasty comments. Here is a working description of the standard I will use:  If I won’t want my wife or mom to read the comment, it won’t get approved. The determining factor for what is appropriate is my personal opinion.

I welcome disagreement and opposing opinions. If you get irritated by my comments and say so, that is fine.  Share too deeply and you won’t see your comments.

If those standards are troublesome, then get your own blog.  Then you too may ramble to your heart’s content.  Just like me.

By the way, even though I moderate out comments that don’t meet the minimum standards described above, I’m not responsible for what others may say.

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Welcome! I hope you enjoy the blog!