1st Edition

Greek and Roman Slavery





ISBN 9780415029728
Published May 12, 1980 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1 ‘ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE EITHER FREE OR SLAVE’: THE SLAVE AS PROPERTY, 2 DEBT-BONDAGE AND SERFDOM, 3 MANUMISSION, 4 MORAL INFERIORS, 5 STATUS SYMBOL OR ECONOMIC INVESTMENT?, 6 SOURCES OF SLAVES, 7 DOMESTIC SLAVES AND RURAL SLAVES, 10 RESISTANCE, 12 THE TRUE FREEDOM OF THE SPIRIT: STOICS AND CHRISTIANS.

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Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann (Edited by)