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Prof. Dr. Sitta von Reden



Curriculum vitae



Areas of research / Research focus

  • Ancient global and economic history

  • Political culture of Greece and Athens from the archaic time period up towards Hellenism

  • Economic History of the Greco-Roman World and Hellenistic Egypt

  • Monetary economy and comparable economic culture and economic ethics in the classical and hellenistic world

  • Numismatic

  • Research Project: “Beyond the Silk Road. Economic Development, Frontier Zones and Inter-Imperiality in the Afro-Eurasian World Region”



Beyond the Silk Road

Department of Ancient History (University of Freiburg)


Selected publications


Von Reden, Sitta: Exchange in Ancient Greece, Duckworth, 1995/2003.

Von Reden, Sitta: Money in Ptolemaic Egypt. From the Macedonian Conquest to the End of the Third Century BC. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Von Reden, Sitta: Money in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Von Reden, Sitta: Antike Wirtschaft. Enzyklopädie der griechisch-römischen Antike Band 10, De Gruyter, Oldenbourg, 2015.


Articles and book contributions

Von Reden, Sitta: The Ancient Economy. The Classical Review, New Series, 1993.

Von Reden, Sitta: The Piraeus: A World Apart?. Greece & Rome 42, 1995.

Von Reden, Sitta: The Commodification of Symbols: Reciprocity and its Perversions in Menander. Reciprocity in Ancient Greece, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Von Reden, Sitta: The Well-Ordered Polis: Topographies of Civic Space. Kosmos: Order, Individual and Community in Classical Athens, Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Von Reden, Sitta: Re-evaluating Gernet: Value in Greek Myth. Myth into Logos? Oxford University Press, 1999.

Von Reden, Sitta: The Ancient Economy and Ptolemaic Egypt. Ancient Economies, Modern Methodologies, Edipuglia Bari, 2007.

Von Reden, Sitta: The Monetary Economy in the Greek World. Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, 2012.

Von Reden, Sitta: Money and Finance. The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Von Reden, Sitta: Global Economic History. Cambridge History of the World, Cambridge University Press 2015.



Von Reden, Sitta. Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies Volume 1: Contexts, De Gruyter GmbH, 2020.