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Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery.

Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Hunt, Peter.
Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery.
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hunt
ISBN: 9781119421054 1119421055
OCLC Number: 1004609736
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages)
Contents: Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Modern and Ancient References: Abbreviations; 1 Introduction and Historical Context; Greek History and Slavery: An Overview; Rome's Expansion; Contrasts and Comparisons; Suggested Reading; 2 Definitions and Evidence; What Is Slavery?; Ancient Evidence and Its Difficulties; Actual Practices Versus Ways of Thinking; What Is Typical? When and Where?; Common Sense and Comparative History; Modern Politics and Ancient Slavery; Suggested Reading; 3 Enslavement; Introduction. Warfare and the Sources of Athenian Slaves?A Sea Change in the Roman Slave Supply?; A Slave Population Equation; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 4 Economics; Introduction; Slave Societies; Economics of Slavery; Roman Expansion; The Cost of Labor in Athens and the Roman Empire; The Slave Trade and Slave Traders; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 5 Politics; Introduction; Athenian Slavery and Democracy; Slave and Freedmen Administrators in the Early Roman Empire; Eunuchs in the Late Empire; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 6 Culture; Introduction; Slave Culture in Classical Athens. Factors in the Retention of Birth CultureCompatibility and Resistance; Greek Intellectuals as Roman Slaves; Greek Slaves and Culture at Rome; Livius Andronicus; Greek Ex-Slaves and the Lower Classes; Ambivalence; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 7 Sex and Family Life; Introduction; Prostitution in Athens; Neaira's Story; Coerced Sex and Emotional Relationships; Roman Slave Families; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 8 Manumission and Ex-Slaves; Why Manumission and Ex-Slaves?; How Common Was Manumission?; Reasons for Manumission; Rituals and Processes; Closed and Open Slave Systems. Pasion and His FamilyRelationship with Former Masters; Wealth and Status; Trimalchio's Wild Party; Relationships with Former Masters; Wealth; Status Conscious?; Conclusion: Contrasts Between Greek and Roman Practice; Suggested Reading; 9 Everyday Conflict; Resistance and Agency; Weapons of the Weak; The Tools of Oppression; Running Away; Murder and Reprisal; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 10 Revolts; Introduction; Classical and Hellenistic Greece; The Helots; The Roman Slave Wars; Challenges of Revolt; The Ability to Revolt; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 11 Representations; Introduction. Tragedy and Slave StereotypesThe Clever Slave in Roman Comedy; The Conservative and the Subversive Reading; Paternalism; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 12 Philosophy and Law; Introduction; The Anonymous Opponents of Slavery; Aristotle's Theory of Natural Slavery; Stoicism and Christianity; The Amelioration of Slavery in Roman Law; Conclusion: Why no Abolitionists?; Suggested Reading; 13 Decline and Legacy; Introduction; The Decline of Classical Slavery; The Legacy of Ancient Slavery; Aristotle in the New World; The Roman Law of Slavery and Modern Slave Codes; Conclusion; Suggested Reading.

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