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Why did coinage, tyranny and philosophy develop in the same time and place? The author explores how both money and language give "worth" by providing a medium of exchange; how the development of money led to a revolution in philosophical thought and language; and how words transform mere commodities into symbols at once aesthetic and practical.
Marc Shell is professor of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of The Economy of Literature and Money, Language, and Thought, also available from Johns Hopkins.