Ancient Roman tweeting

Abstract: I want to compare the state-sponsored messaging disseminated on coins across five centuries of the Roman Empire to modern tweeting. The fundamental data source is the Online Coins of the Roman Empire http://numismatics.org/ocre/.

I’m outlining here my preliminary work with data from the Online Coins of the Roman Empire and with Roman Republican Coins Online in a series of linked blog posts with accompanying Jupyter notebooks. Links to notebooks are to mybinder.org: they are also available from https://github.com/neelsmith/nomisma-jupyter.

Slides from a talk I co-presented with Thomas Martin and Thomas Posillico as part of the January 4, 2020, panel “Numismatics and Ancient History: New Approaches and Directions” at the American Historical Association annual meeting are available here.

Retrieving and constructing OCRE datasets

Analyzing numismatic data in OCRE

Analyzing OCRE’s textual corpus