Ancient Selfies: History Revealed Through the World's First by Clinton Richardson

By Clinton Richardson

See the selfies of crucial humans of antiquity! event their international in the course of the photos they commissioned for his or her coins.

Ancient Selfies celebrates a special source that few humans be aware of a lot approximately - historical cash. Hand stamped from dies engraved by way of artisans greater than 2,000 years in the past, those historical paintings miniatures changed barter and have become the world's first social media.

Ancient rulers learned the facility cash needed to form impressions and impression their topics and buying and selling companions. With rigorously chosen pictures, they used their cash to exhibit messages of energy and tool, to rejoice accomplishments and ideology and, occasionally, to misinform. In so doing, they left an everlasting list of pictures that allow us see the traditional global because the ancients themselves observed it.

This booklet invitations you to hitch the writer on a private trip to the far-off prior, one illuminated by way of the hand stamped cash historical rulers issued. the photographs on those cash say whatever direct approximately who our ancestors have been, how they acted, and what they did to form the realm we are living in. Like modern-day selfies, they supply specific, first-person glimpses into the lives and occasions of the rulers who produced them.

The international published on those old selfies is the realm of Alexander the good, Aristotle, Hannibal, Homer, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. it's a global of Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Celts and Persians that subtle paintings and literature and equipped the institutional foundations that aid our twenty first century approach to life. however it was once additionally an international of actual trouble the place even the rich lived with no conveniences we take for granted.

Visit this interesting and critical a part of our prior. event it in a brand new approach. Spend time with the cash our ancestors left at the back of and examine their global as they observed it.

150+ pictures contain a hundred twenty five+ pictures of historic cash | 560 BC to twenty BC.

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