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The archaeology of Greek and Roman slavery

Author: F H Thompson
Publisher: London : Duckworth : in association with the Society of Antiquaries of London, 2003.
Series: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, no. 66.
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"Most previous studies of ancient slavery have grown out of historical and literary research. In the flood of books and papers on the subject, the archaeological evidence has often been ignored. This book fills the gap by confronting, for the first time, the archaeological evidence for slavery. This evidence is used to build up a picture of rich complexity, drawing both on historical sources or inscriptions and on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, F.H. (Frederick Hugh).
Archaeology of Greek and Roman slavery.
London : Duckworth : In Association with the Society of Antiquaries of London, 2003
(OCoLC)604062898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F H Thompson
ISBN: 0715631950 9780715631959
OCLC Number: 50301059
Description: xix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sources of slaves and the trade in slaves --
Slaves in Greek agriculture --
Slaves in Roman agriculture : the Republic --
Slaves in Roman agriculture : the Empire --
Slavery in quarries and mines --
Slaves in corn- and weaving mills and their use in lifting devices --
Means of restraint --
Flight and revolt.
Series Title: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, no. 66.
Other Titles: Archaeology of Greek & Roman slavery
Responsibility: F. Hugh Thompson.

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Slavery is a word heavy with emotional and political overtones - to be owned by another person and treated as a commodity is the ultimate injustice. This book covers topics as diverse as the source  Read more...

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