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Liv Mariah Yarrow
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: DPhil, The University of Oxford
Research Interests: Ancient History, Roman Republic, numismatics and historiography
Liv Mariah Yarrow is a historian of the Roman Republic focusing primarily on numismatics and historiography.  She is presently co-director of the Roman Republican Die Project with Lucia Carbone (Curator of Roman Coins, American Numismatic Society).  The project is creating a search open access digital resource base on a paper archive of over 300,000 photographs of Roman republican coins organized by die, the best evidence collected to date for understanding the monetary system. She writes broadly on questions regarding the interpretation and dissemination of images and numismatic methodologies.  In her pedagogy, she is committed to the creation of open educational resources that empower students not only learn history but to create resources to make understudied materials accessible to the next generation:


Offprints of individual chapters available upon request.
2020 - The Roman Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge University Press): release date will be in the 4th quarter of this year
2012 - Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius: Studies in the History and Historiography of the Later Hellenistic Period edited with C. Smith (Oxford University Press)
2006 - Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule (Oxford University Press)
Copies of these works and further pre-publication papers may be found here:
 2020 - "The Aftermath of the First Mithridatic War and Sulla’s Dictatorship: Some Preliminary Historical Analyses using the Roman Republican Die Project," Revue belge de numismatique et de Sigillographie 166co-authored with Lucia Carbone

2019 - ‘Opening Access to Roman Republican Die Studies’, ANS Magazine, Issue 3, co-authored with Lucia Carbone

2018 - ‘Markers of Identity for Non-Elite Romans: A Prolegomenon to the Study of Glass Paste Intaglios’, Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology 5.3

2018 - ‘The Tree and Sunset Motif: The Long Shadow of Roman Imperialism on Representations of Africa’, Classical Receptions

2018 - ‘How to Read a Diodorus Fragment’ in L. Hau, A. Meeus, and B. Sheridan (eds.) Diodorus (Peeters, Leuven)

2018 - ‘Romulus’ Apotheosis (RRC 392)’, American Journal of Numismatics 29

2017 - ‘The iconographic choices of the Minucii: Re-reading RRC 242 and 243’, Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology 4.1

2015 - ‘Ulysses’ Return and Portrayals of Fides on Republican Coins’ in M. Amandry, G. Bransbourg, and P. Van Alfen (eds.) Fides: Essays on Roman Republican Coinage (American Numismatic Society)

2013 - ‘Heracles, Coinage, and the West: Three Hellenistic Case-Studies’ in J. Quinn and J. Prag (eds.) The Hellenistic West (Cambridge University Press)

2012 - ‘Decem Legati: a flexible institution, rigidly perceived’ in C. Smith and L. Yarrow, Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius (Oxford University Press)

2011 - ‘Antonine Coinage’ in B. Metcalf (ed.), Oxford Handbook to Greco-Roman Coinage (Oxford University Press)

2010 - ‘Contextualizing the Genre: Universality in Roman Republican Iconography and Rhetoric’ in P. Liddell and A. Fear (eds.), Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal History (Duckworth)

2009 - ‘Prestwood B Hoard (Buckinghamshire)’ Coin Hoards of Roman Britain 12 

2006 - ‘Lucius Mummius and the Spoils of Corinth’ Scripta Classica Israelica 25