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Roman slavery and Roman material culture

Author: Michele G George
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Series: Phoenix., Supplementary volume (Toronto, Ont.) ;, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele G George
ISBN: 9781442644571 1442644575
OCLC Number: 862103577
Description: 240 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Greek or Latin? The owner & rsquos choice of names for vernae in Rome / Christer Bruun --
2. Slavery and Manumission in the Roman Elite: A Study of the Columbaria of the Volusii and the Statilii / Henrik Mouritsen --
3. Reading the & lsquoPages & rsquo of the Domus Caesaris: Pueri Delicati, Slave Education, and the Graffiti of the Palatine Paedagogium / Peter Keegan --
4. Geographies of Slave Containment and Movement / Sandra R. Joshel --
5. Working Models: Functional Art and Roman Conceptions of Slavery / Noel Lenski --
6. Cupid Punished: Reflections on a Roman Genre Scene / Michele George --
7. Slaves and Liberti in the Roman Army / Natalie Boymel Kampen.
Series Title: Phoenix., Supplementary volume (Toronto, Ont.) ;, 52.
Responsibility: edited by Michele George.

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The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.  Read more...

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'This is an engaging book. The case studies are valuable in their own right, and the best are models for emulation.' -- K.R. Bradley University of Toronto Quarterly vol 84:03:2015

 
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