Money, Gold, and the End of an Empire:A Guide to Ancient Economics and its Role in the End of Rome
Foreword and Commentary by Ben Potter and Van Bryan
Texts from Aristotle, Herodian of Antioch, and Edward Gibbon
Whether you think it can’t buy you love, doesn’t grow on trees, is no object, is the root of all evil or even that it makes the world go round, money (and economics) is a subject that very few people have feelings of disinterest towards. Therefore, this installment of the Classical Wisdom book series will focus on exactly that. Ben Potter ties together the ancient philosophies on currency, the history of their evolution and the role it played in the end of the Roman Empire.