'It is useful to have an English survey that gathers together the major sources and bibliography at a manageable length. The text will be a helpful starting point for those interested in getting to know the Phoenicians of the Persian Period.' - Review of Biblical Literature 'Dismissing the link between coinage and rowers proposed by H. T. Willinga in 1987, J. advances that mercenaries preferred to be paid in 'money of their own states or other currencies with a much wider area of distribution' than 'in currencies of different Phoenician city-states' (p. 106). This crucial issue for the social history of Achaemenid Phoenicia deserves further research and J. has produced a most convenient resource towards this aim.' - Palestine Exploration Quarterly
About the Author
Vadim S. Jigoulov is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Lecturer at the Department of Classical Studies and in the Honors College at the University of Michigan. In his published articles and reviews he focuses primarily on the history of the Achaemenid Levant, religions of ancient Mediterranean West Asia, as well as interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.