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The slave systems of Greek and Roman antiquity

Author: William Linn Westermann
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1955.
Series: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Linn Westermann
OCLC Number: 266270
Description: xii, 180 pages ; 31 cm.
Contents: Greek slavery from Homer to the Persian wars --
From the Persian wars to Alexander: slave supply and slave numbers --
From the Persian wars to Alexander: slave employment and legal aspects of slavery --
From the Persian wars to Alexander: the social setting of polis slavery --
The eastern Mediterranean lands from Alexander to Augustus: the Delphic manumissions: slave origins, economic and legal approaches --
The eastern area from Alexander to Augustus: basic differences between pre-Greek and Greek slavery --
Slavery in Hellenistic Egypt: pharaonic tradition and Greek intrusions --
War and slavery in the West to 146 B.C. --
The Roman republic: praedial slavery, piracy, and slave revolts --
The later republic: the slave and the Roman familia --
The later republic: social and legal position of slaves --
Slavery under the Roman empire to Constantine the Great: sources and numbers of slaves --
The Roman Empire in the West: economic aspects of slavery --
Slavery under the Roman Empire: the provenance of slaves, how sold and prices paid --
The Roman Empire: living conditions and social life of slaves --
Imperial slaves and freedmen of the emperors: amelioration of slavery --
The moral implications of imperial slavery and the "decline" of ancient culture --
In the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire --
From Diocletian to Justinian: problems os slavery --
From Diocletian to Justinian: the eastern and the western developments --
From Diocletian to Justinian: leveling of position between free workers and slaves --
Upon slavery and Christianity --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 40.
Responsibility: William L. Westermann.

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