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Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome

Author : Zvi Yavetz
ISBN : 1412834139
Genre : History
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Enormous numbers of slaves were absorbed into Roman society from the third century B.C. onwards. Mainly enslaved prisoners of war, they transformed the quality of life in the Roman Empire beyond recognition. In this anthology the author offers a complete collection of Greek and Latin sources in an English translation which deal with the great slave rebellions in the second and first centuries B.C. In a postscript Zvi Yavetz surveys the controversy on slaves and slavery from the French Revolution to our own days, with an emphasis on the debate between Marxists and non-Marxists. The book is intended for specialists and generalists alike, including those who have had no previous classical education, but could after delving in sources concern themselves with one of the most intriguing problems in world history. Zvi Yavetz holds the Lessing Chair of Roman History at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and is distinguished visiting professor at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of many books in Hebrew, French and German on Roman history among which are Julius Caesar and His Public Image and Plebs and Princips.
Category: History

Slavery And Economy In Ancient Rome

Author : Stanford Mc Krause
Genre : History
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Ancient Rome was an agrarian and slave economy, whose main concern was to feed the large number of citizens and legionaries who populated the Mediterranean region. Slaves were considered property under Roman law and had no legal personality. They could be subjected to corporal punishment, sexual exploitation (prostitutes were often slaves), torture and summary execution. Over time, however, slaves obtained greater legal protection, including the right to file complaints against their masters.
Category: History

Ancient Greek And Roman Slavery

Author : Peter Hunt
ISBN : 9781405188067
Genre : History
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"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--
Category: History

Plautus And Roman Slavery

Author : Roberta Stewart
ISBN : 9781405196284
Genre : History
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This book offers both a complete history of Roman slavery and an investigation into finding and interpreting evidence of it. Evidence on Roman slavery for the period is minimal. To get at its mechanics and underpinnings, we must look at it indirectly. Slavery is a "relationship" of power, and to study slavery--and not simply masters or slaves--we need to see the interactions of individuals who speak to each other, a rare kind of evidence from the ancient world. Plautus' comedies could be our most reliable source for reconstructing the lives of slaves in ancient Rome. By reading literature alongside the historical record, we can conjure a thickly contextualized picture of slavery in the late third and early second centuries BCE, the earliest period for which we have such evidence. The book discusses how slaves were captured and sold; their treatment by the master and the community; the growth of the conception of the slave as "other than human," and as chattel; and the problem of freedom both for slaves and society.
Category: History

Slavery In The Roman World

Author : Sandra R. Joshel
ISBN : 9780521535014
Genre : History
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A lively and comprehensive overview of Roman slavery, ideal for introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.
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Slavery And Society At Rome

Author : Keith Bradley
ISBN : 0521378877
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 1994, is concerned with discovering what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world.
Category: History

The Bitter Chain Of Slavery

Author : Keith Bradley
ISBN : 1519609124
Genre : History
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Author : Page DuBois
ISBN : 0195380851
Genre : History
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"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is perhaps the most famous phrase of all in the American Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson's momentous words are closely related to the French concept of "liberté, égalité, fraternityé"; and both ideas incarnate a notion of freedom as inalienable human right that in the modern world we expect to take for granted. In the ancient world, by contrast, the concepts of freedom and equality had little purchase. Athenians, Spartans and Romans all possessed slaves or helots (unfree bondsmen), and society was unequal at every stratum. Why, then, if modern society abominates slavery, does what antiquity thought about serfdom matter today? Page duBois shows that slavery, far from being extinct, is alive and well in the contemporary era. Slaves are associated not just with the Colosseum of ancient Rome, and films depicting ancient slaves, but also with Californian labor factories and south Asian sweatshops, while young women and children appear increasingly vulnerable to sexual trafficking. Juxtaposing such modern experiences of bondage (economic or sexual) with slavery in antiquity, the author explores the writings on the subject of Aristotle, Plautus, Terence and Aristophanes. She also examines the case of Spartacus, famous leader of a Roman slave rebellion, and relates ancient notions of liberation to the all-too-common immigrant experience of enslavement to a globalized world of rampant corporatism and exploitative capitalism.
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Greek And Roman Slavery

Author : Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann
ISBN : 9781134970872
Genre : History
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Greek and Roman Slavery brings together fresh English translations of 243 texts and inscriptions on slavery from fifth and fourth century Greece and Rome. The material is arranged thematically, offering the reader a comprehensive review of the idea and practice of slavery in ancient civilization. In addition, a thorough bibliography for each chapter, as well as an extensive index, make this a valuable source for scholars and students.
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The Cambridge World History Of Slavery Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World

Author : Keith Bradley
ISBN : 9780521840668
Genre : History
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"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to providestrong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The CambridgeWorld History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.
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Free At Last

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ISBN : 9781472502957
Genre : History
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How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make to the society that had once - sometimes brutally - repressed them? This collection builds on recent dynamic work on Roman freedmen, the contributors drawing upon a rich and varied body of evidence - visual, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to elucidate the impact of freed slaves on Roman society and culture amid the shadow of their former servitude. The contributions span the period between the first century BC and the early third century AD and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, while focusing on Italy and Rome.
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Roman Slavery And Roman Material Culture

Author : Michele George
ISBN : 9781442661004
Genre : History
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Replete now with its own scholarly traditions and controversies, Roman slavery as a field of study is no longer limited to the economic sphere, but is recognized as a fundamental social institution with multiple implications for Roman society and culture. The essays in this collection explore how material culture – namely, art, architecture, and inscriptions – can illustrate Roman attitudes towards the institution of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that significantly augment conventional textual accounts. Providing the first interdisciplinary approach to the study of Roman slavery, the volume brings together diverse specialists in history, art history, and archaeology. The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.
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Classical Slavery

Author : Moses I. Finley
ISBN : 9781317792055
Genre : History
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Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies.
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Her Master S Slave

Author : Suzanne Ravelle
ISBN : 1096464853
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Born into nobility, sold into slavery, how can Antonia Aliana free herself from Dominicus her new master, wreak her revenge on her treacherous husband, Brutus, and save her father? "She'd lost everything - her home, her friends, her husband, her status, her freedom - even her name. And now she was just somebody's slave. Not even a citizen of Rome. No money. No rights. No redress. She felt utterly abandoned and bewildered... One way or the other she'd make sure her master helped her...Aliana felt certain she could do it. Providing, she didn't have to let him touch her..." "He'd never ever taken what wasn't willingly on offer. Not from any woman; slave or otherwise. But the savage in him wanted to take her now, with or without her invitation...And yet there was something more about her that helped him win the battle and overthrow his baser nature. Something he'd recognised at the auction. Something he intuitively knew he'd never discover if he gave in to his cravings and forced himself upon her. No. Instead, Dominicus knew he needed to exercise persuasion..." Her Master's Slave is a passionate historical romance adventure set in ancient Rome during the despotic reign of Emperor Nero. It is the first book in the series: Tales from Ancient Rome to Entertain & Enthral. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but Nero will be a familiar character in all subsequent Tales; bringing chaos, turmoil or salvation depending on his whim and how he's feeling on the day... If you love fast-paced ancient world historical romance and the perils of falling in love during such a turbulent era, Her Master's slave will transport you to a world of pure escapism, entertainment and occasional palpitations where you can fall in love with feisty heroines and strong, rugged, slightly over-bearing heroes -who ultimately get tamed. Adult themes, dark imagery and humour are touched upon but overall this is simply a fun, entertaining tale suitable for those who love to read historical romance.

Slavery In The Late Roman World Ad 275 425

Author : Kyle Harper
ISBN : 9781139504065
Genre : History
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Capitalizing on the rich historical record of late antiquity, and employing sophisticated methodologies from social and economic history, this book reinterprets the end of Roman slavery. Kyle Harper challenges traditional interpretations of a transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages, arguing instead that a deep divide runs through 'late antiquity', separating the Roman slave system from its early medieval successors. In the process, he covers the economic, social and institutional dimensions of ancient slavery and presents the most comprehensive analytical treatment of a pre-modern slave system now available. By scouring the late antique record, he has uncovered a wealth of new material, providing fresh insights into the ancient slave system, including slavery's role in agriculture and textile production, its relation to sexual exploitation, and the dynamics of social honor. By demonstrating the vitality of slavery into the later Roman empire, the author shows that Christianity triumphed amidst a genuine slave society.
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Women And Slaves In Greco Roman Culture

Author : Sandra Rae Joshel
ISBN : 9780415162296
Genre : History
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Women and Slaves in Classical Culture examines how ancient societies were organized around slave-holding and the subordination of women to reveal how women and slaves interacted with one another in both the cultural representations and the social realities of the Greco-Roman world. The contributors explore a broad range of evidence including: * the mythical constructions of epic and drama * the love poems of Ovid * the Greek medical writers * Augustine's autobiography * a haunting account of an unnamed Roman slave * the archaeological remains of a slave mining camp near Athens. They argue that the distinctions between male and female and servile and free were inextricably connected. This erudite and well-documented book provokes questions about how we can hope to recapture the experience and subjectivity of ancient women and slaves and addresses the ways in which femaleness and servility interacted with other forms of difference, such as class, gender and status. Women and Slaves in Classical Culture offers a stimulating and frequently controversial insight into the complexities of gender and status in the Greco-Roman world.
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The Roman Law Of Slavery

Author : William Warwick Buckland
ISBN : 9781108009430
Genre : Law
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Buckland's magisterial work of 1908 surveys in detail the principles of the Roman law regarding slavery.
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The Material Life Of Roman Slaves

Author : Sandra R. Joshel
ISBN : 9780521191647
Genre : Art
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The Material Life of Roman Slaves retrieves and represents the physical environment and lives of Roman slaves.
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