Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188065

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3098

"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"--
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Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann,Thomas Wiedemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134970870

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7662

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 archaeology of Greek and Roman slavery

Author: Frederick Hugh Thompson

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715631959

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 5196

First study to examine the archaeological evidence for slavery
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Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Author: Michele George

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644575

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8113

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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Plautus and Roman Slavery

Author: Roberta Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405196289

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 6745

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.
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The invention of ancient slavery

Author: Niall McKeown

Publisher: Duckbacks


Category: History

Page: 174

View: 8883

Can the historian hope to reconstruct the life of ancient slaves, or just fragments of their image in Greek and Roman literature?
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Classical Slavery

Author: Moses I. Finley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779205X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8792

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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Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837699

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 7294

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.
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The Slave in Greece and Rome

Author: Jean Andreau,Raymond Descat,Marion Leopold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780299283742

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 7946

Jean Andreau and Raymond Descat break new ground in this comparative history of slavery in Greece and Rome. Focusing on slaves' economic role in society, their crucial contributions to Greek and Roman culture, and their daily and family lives, the authors examine the different ways in which slavery evolved in the two cultures. Accessible to both scholars and students, this book provides a detailed overview of the ancient evidence and the modern debates surrounding the vast and largely invisible populations of enslaved peoples in the classical world.
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The Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 1, The Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184066X

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 8170

"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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Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 9060

Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent
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Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613344739

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 5091

Follows the course of slavery in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the work slaves did and the impact of slavery on their society.
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Antiquity and Its Legacy

Author: Page duBois

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888698

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5705

"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 "libert?, ?galit?, fraternity?"; 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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Sklaverei und Freilassung in der griechisch-römischen Welt

Zweite, überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage.

Author: Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487421933

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 1144

'Das Studienbuch liefert nicht nur für Studierende und einen breiten Leserkreis einen fundierten Überblick und ein differenziertes Bild zur antiken Sklaverei, sondern gibt auch wichtige Impulse für die Forschung.' (Alexandra Hasse-Ungeheuer, Historische Zeitschrift 294/2012) 'Das römische Material [...] ist exzellent ausgewählt und präsentiert. [...] Etwas Vergleichbares gibt es auf diesem Feld nicht, auch nicht im internationalen, englischsprachigen Bereich. [...] Jedenfalls in seinen rezeptionsgeschichtlichen und römischen Teilen hat es unbedingt das Potenzial, sich zu einem grundlegenden Referenzwerk zu entwickeln.' (KLIO 93 (2011), Johannes Heinrichs) 'Als 'Studienbuch' kann es jedem an der antiken Gesellschaft Interessierten, also nicht nur dem angehenden Historiker, uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden.' (H-Soz-u-Kult, Sebastian Wirz, 06/11) 'Hermann-Otto inspiriert ihre Leser mit einer Fülle souverän präsentierter Informationen zu einer kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit einem bis heute aktuellen Thema.' (Heike Grieser, Jahrbuch füt Antike und Christentum, 54/201) 'Das Buch von Frau Herrmann-Otto ist nicht nur für einen breiteren Leserkreis als Einführung in eine komplexe Thematik und für Studierende einer Reihe von Fächern als verlässliches Studienbuch zu empfehlen. Es bietet auch für Spezialisten wertvolle Informationen und Anregungen.' (Karl-Wilhelm Welwei, 'Wer weiter in die irritierende Materie eindringen oder einzelne Teilbereiche vertiefen möchte, findet nunmehr in dem Studienbuch von Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto eine höchst willkommene Synthese. Die Trierer Althistorikerin hat mehrere Jahre lang ein einschlägiges Verbundforschungsprojekt geleitet und selbst zahlreiche Studien verfasst oder initiiert.' (Uwe Walter, geschichte für heute 4/2010) 'Herrmann-Ottos Kompendium (...) bietet seinen Lesern geballte Fakten und erspart ihnen die moralinsaure Geschwätzigkeit, die gerade bei angelsächsischen Werken zum Thema so unangenehm aufstößt.' (Michael Sommer, Das historisch-politische Buch 3/2010) 'Sklaverei and Freilassung provides a compact introduction to ancient slavery, and has the advantage of bringing togehter a variety of developments over times and cultures. This is a meticulous yet general overview of the topic.' (Ulla Tervahauta, in: Arctos 44, 2010) Die tausendjährige Geschichte der Antiken Sklaverei ist ein Teil dieser Weltgeschichte. Da Sklaverei an sich als permanentes Phänomen der Menschheitsgeschichte gilt, hat ihre antike Variante späteren Jahrhunderten als Vorbild oder Abschreckung gedient. Dieses Buch will anhand von antiken Zeugnissen und in Auseinandersetzung mit der modernen Forschung zeigen, wie das Leben, die Zukunftsperspektiven, die Rechtslage, die ökonomische Bedeutung und die soziale Stellung der Sklaven und Sklavinnen in den unterschiedlichen antiken Gesellschaftssystemen wirklich waren. Nach einer Einführung in die antike Theorie und die moderne Rezeption der antiken Sklaverei werden Entstehung der Sklaverei, Sonderformen von Unfreiheit, Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen von Sklaven in den vielen griechischen 'Stadtstaaten' und den hellenistischen 'Flächenstaaten' mit ihren unterschiedlichen politischen Verfassungen und Gesellschaftssystemen vorgeführt. Das originäre römische Sklavereisystem wird in seiner differenzierten Komplexität vom Beginn der Republik bis in die Spätantike mit seinen Wandlungen und Besonderheiten dargestellt. Es ist nicht voll erfassbar ohne die Berücksichtigung des römischen Modells der Freilassung mit seiner hohen Integrationsfähigkeit der Freigelassenen in die römische Gesellschaft. Ob Religionen paganer, jüdischer oder christlicher Provenienz bzw. philosophische Theorien auf die Sklaverei eingewirkt haben, ob ihre Aufhebung in der Antike je gefordert wurde und ob man überhaupt von ihrem Ende in der Spätantike sprechen kann, auf diese Fragen gibt das Buch Antworten. Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto lehrte als Professorin für Alte Geschichte an der Universität Trier. Sie ist Herausgeberin der Reihe 'Sklaverei - Knechtschaft - Zwangsarbeit' und als freie Mitarbeiterin am Forschungsprojekt 'Forschungen zur Antiken Sklaverei' der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz Mitherausgeberin des 'Handwörterbuches zur Antiken Sklaverei' (HAS). Sie hat zahlreihe Veröffentlichungen zur Thematik vorgelegt. Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto ist Professorin für Alte Geschichte an der Universität Trier und war von 2003 bis 2009 Sprecherin des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs 846 'Sklaverei - Knechtschaft und Frondienst - Zwangsarbeit. Unfreie Arbeits- und Lebensformen von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert.' Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind: Antike Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (u. a. Sklaverei- und Armutsforschung), griechische und römische Verfassungsgeschichte, Kulturgeschichte (u. a. Alters-, Gender-, Zeremonialforschung) sowie das frühe Christentum und die Spätantike. Sie ist Autorin des Buches: Sklaverei und Freilassung in der griechisch-römischen Welt (2009). Elisabeth Herrmann-Otto is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Trier and was from 2003 to 2009 Spokesperson for the DFG Graduate College 846 'Slavery - Serfdom and Compulsory Labour - Forced Labour. Unfree Work and Life from Antiquity to the 20th Century'. Her research interests are: ancient social and economic history (including slavery and poverty), Greek and Roman constitutional history, cultural history (including the study of age, gender and ceremonies), early Christianity and late antiquity. She is the author of Sklaverei und Freilassung in der griechisch-römischen Welt (2009).
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Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Rome

Author: Zvi Yavetz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834131

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 8778

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.
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Reading Ancient Slavery

Author: Edith Hall,Laura Proffitt,Richard Alston

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715638682

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1696

Evidence relating to the 'real world' of antiquity - inscriptions, historiography and legal speeches - has dominated studies of ancient Greek and Roman slavery, although providing few direct accounts by slaves of their subjective experiences. Yet the imaginative fictions produced by the ancient psyche in its literature and art provide many representations and discussions of what it felt like to be a slave. This volume provides a sustained discussion of the theory and practice of handling ancient poetry and images in order to enhance our understanding of the way that slavery was experienced by both slaves and their owners in the ancient world. Twelve essays by an international team of specialists develop a variety of theoretical positions, reading practices and interpretive strategies for recovering the psychological, emotional and social impact of ancient slavery from Homer, Aristotle, Greek drama, visual images, Roman poetry and imperial Roman dream interpretation.
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

View: 9563

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
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