The second volume of the Handbook describes different extractive economies in the world regions that have been outlined in the first volume. A wide range of economic actors – from kings and armies to cities and producers – are discussed within different imperial settings as well as the tools, which enabled and constrained economic outcomes.
This paper discusses the
transformation of the language from Greek to Bactrian which was as a
result of the coinage becoming imperial and a cultural reaction to
changing social and imperial requirements rather than the opposition of
a ruler to the former language and tradition.