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Greek and Roman Slavery : Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World - Thomas Wiedemann

Greek and Roman Slavery

Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 1st April 1980
ISBN: 9780415029728
Number Of Pages: 302

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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.

Prefacep. xi
Abbreviationsp. xv
Weights, Measures and Currencyp. xvi
Introductory Outlinep. 1
'All Human Beings Are Either Free or Slave': the Slave as Propertyp. 15
Debt-Bondage and Serfdomp. 36
Manumissionp. 45
Moral Inferiorsp. 61
Status Symbol or Economic Investment?p. 78
Sources of Slavesp. 106
Domestic Slaves and Rural Slavesp. 122
Slaves Owned by the Statep. 154
The Treatment of Slaves: Cruelty, Exploitation and Protectionp. 167
Resistancep. 188
Rebellionp. 198
The True Freedom of the Spirit: Stoics and Christiansp. 224
Select Bibliographyp. 252
Index of Passages Citedp. 259
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415029728
ISBN-10: 0415029724
Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st April 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1