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Unformatted text preview: letters and symbols. These included a variety of weapons, birds, and animals. The purpose of these little symbols is uncertain. Nevertheless, their forms are clear enough to admire. Some figuresdolphins and sea monstersreflect Corinths close relationship with the sea. Other symbols are more direct in their meaning. A coin with Demeter holding a torch honors the earth-goddess of corn and the harvest. Bearing a torch, she is in search of her daughter Persephone, carried away by Hades, ruler of the underworld. So we can see how Corinths coinage carried its culture as it spread through trade. Adapted from www.americanhistory.si.edu/corinth and www.culture.gr...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
- Fall '11