Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
Author: Michele George
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442644571
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that significantly augment conventional textual accounts. Providing the first interdisciplinary approach to the study of Roman slavery, the volume brings together diverse specialists in history, art history, and archaeology. The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
Author: Michele George
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781442661004
Available:
Release: 2013-03-14
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that significantly augment conventional textual accounts. Providing the first interdisciplinary approach to the study of Roman slavery, the volume brings together diverse specialists in history, art history, and archaeology. The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.

The Material Life of Roman Slaves

The Material Life of Roman Slaves
Author: Sandra R. Joshel,Lauren Hackworth Petersen
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780521191647
Available:
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Material Life of Roman Slaves retrieves and represents the physical environment and lives of Roman slaves.

Slavery in the Roman World

Slavery in the Roman World
Author: Sandra R. Joshel
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780521535014
Available:
Release: 2010-08-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lively and comprehensive overview of Roman slavery, ideal for introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture
Author: Rose MacLean
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781107142923
Available:
Release: 2018-05-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that freed slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of Roman values under the Principate.

Slavery in the Late Roman World AD 275 425

Slavery in the Late Roman World  AD 275   425
Author: Kyle Harper
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139504065
Available:
Release: 2011-05-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Capitalizing on the rich historical record of late antiquity, and employing sophisticated methodologies from social and economic history, this book reinterprets the end of Roman slavery. Kyle Harper challenges traditional interpretations of a transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages, arguing instead that a deep divide runs through 'late antiquity', separating the Roman slave system from its early medieval successors. In the process, he covers the economic, social and institutional dimensions of ancient slavery and presents the most comprehensive analytical treatment of a pre-modern slave system now available. By scouring the late antique record, he has uncovered a wealth of new material, providing fresh insights into the ancient slave system, including slavery's role in agriculture and textile production, its relation to sexual exploitation, and the dynamics of social honor. By demonstrating the vitality of slavery into the later Roman empire, the author shows that Christianity triumphed amidst a genuine slave society.

The Cambridge World History of Slavery Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Cambridge World History of Slavery  Volume 1  The Ancient Mediterranean World
Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781316184349
Available:
Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Volume 1 in the new Cambridge World History of Slavery surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare. There was never any sustained opposition to slavery, and the new religion of Christianity probably reinforced rather than challenged its existence. In twenty-two chapters, leading scholars explore the centrality of slavery in ancient Mediterranean life using a wide range of textual and material evidence. Non-specialist readers in particular will find the volume an accessible account of the early history of this crucial phenomenon.

The Cambridge World History of Slavery Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Cambridge World History of Slavery  Volume 1  The Ancient Mediterranean World
Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9780521840668
Available:
Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Most societies in the past have had slaves, and almost all peoples have at some time in their pasts been both slaves as well as owners of slaves. Recent decades have seen a significant increase in our understanding of the historical role played by slavery and wide interest across a range of academic disciplines in the evolution of the institution. Exciting and innovative research methodologies have been developed, and numerous fruitful debates generated. Further, the study of slavery has come to providestrong connections between academic research and the wider public interest at a time when such links have in general been weak. The CambridgeWorld History of Slavery responds to these trends by providing for the first time, in four volumes, a comprehensive global history of this widespread phenomenon from the ancient world to the present day. Volume I surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare"--Provided by publisher.

Plautus and Roman Slavery

Plautus and Roman Slavery
Author: Roberta Stewart
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9781405196284
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Release: 2012-05-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers both a complete history of Roman slavery and an investigation into finding and interpreting evidence of it. Evidence on Roman slavery for the period is minimal. To get at its mechanics and underpinnings, we must look at it indirectly. Slavery is a "relationship" of power, and to study slavery--and not simply masters or slaves--we need to see the interactions of individuals who speak to each other, a rare kind of evidence from the ancient world. Plautus' comedies could be our most reliable source for reconstructing the lives of slaves in ancient Rome. By reading literature alongside the historical record, we can conjure a thickly contextualized picture of slavery in the late third and early second centuries BCE, the earliest period for which we have such evidence. The book discusses how slaves were captured and sold; their treatment by the master and the community; the growth of the conception of the slave as "other than human," and as chattel; and the problem of freedom both for slaves and society.

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery
Author: Peter Hunt
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781405188067
Available:
Release: 2017-11-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

Slavery and Society at Rome

Slavery and Society at Rome
Author: Keith Bradley,Director Business Performance Group Keith Bradley,Professor of Classics K R Bradley
Pages: 202
ISBN: 0521378877
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Release: 1994-10-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book, first published in 1994, is concerned with discovering what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world.

Work Identity and Legal Status at Rome

Work  Identity  and Legal Status at Rome
Author: Sandra R. Joshel
Pages: 239
ISBN: 080612444X
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Release: 1992
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome, Sandra R. Joshel examines Roman commemorative inscriptions from the first and second centuries A.D. to determine ways in which slaves, freed slaves, and unprivileged freeborn citizens used work to frame their identities. ln the minutiae of the epitaphs and dedications she identifies the 'language' of the inscriptions, through which the voiceless classes of Ancient Rome spoke. The inscriptions indicate the significance of work--as a source of community, a way to reframe the conditions of legal status, an assertion of activity against upper-class passivity, and a standard of assessment based on economic achievement rather than birth."--P. [4] of cover.

Women and Slaves in Greco Roman Culture

Women and Slaves in Greco Roman Culture
Author: Sandra Rae Joshel,Sheila Murnaghan,Professor Sheila Murnaghan
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780415162296
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women and Slaves in Classical Culture examines how ancient societies were organized around slave-holding and the subordination of women to reveal how women and slaves interacted with one another in both the cultural representations and the social realities of the Greco-Roman world. The contributors explore a broad range of evidence including: * the mythical constructions of epic and drama * the love poems of Ovid * the Greek medical writers * Augustine's autobiography * a haunting account of an unnamed Roman slave * the archaeological remains of a slave mining camp near Athens. They argue that the distinctions between male and female and servile and free were inextricably connected. This erudite and well-documented book provokes questions about how we can hope to recapture the experience and subjectivity of ancient women and slaves and addresses the ways in which femaleness and servility interacted with other forms of difference, such as class, gender and status. Women and Slaves in Classical Culture offers a stimulating and frequently controversial insight into the complexities of gender and status in the Greco-Roman world.

Free At Last

Free At Last
Author: Anonim
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781472502957
Available:
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make to the society that had once - sometimes brutally - repressed them? This collection builds on recent dynamic work on Roman freedmen, the contributors drawing upon a rich and varied body of evidence - visual, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to elucidate the impact of freed slaves on Roman society and culture amid the shadow of their former servitude. The contributions span the period between the first century BC and the early third century AD and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, while focusing on Italy and Rome.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Slaveries

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Slaveries
Author: Stephen Hodkinson,Kostas Vlassopoulos
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0199575258
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Topography of Violence in the Greco Roman World

The Topography of Violence in the Greco Roman World
Author: Werner Riess,Garrett G. Fagan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780472119820
Available:
Release: 2016-06-15
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What soldiers do on the battlefield or boxers do in the ring would be treated as criminal acts if carried out in an everyday setting. Perpetrators of violence in the classical world knew this and chose their venues and targets with care: killing Julius Caesar at a meeting of the Senate was deliberate. That location asserted Senatorial superiority over a perceived tyrant, and so proclaimed the pure republican principles of the assassins. The contributors to The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World take on a task not yet addressed in classical scholarship: they examine how topography shaped the perception and interpretation of violence in Greek and Roman antiquity. After an introduction explaining the “spatial turn” in the theoretical study of violence, “paired” chapters review political assassination, the battlefield, violence against women and slaves, and violence at Greek and Roman dinner parties. No other book either adopts the spatial theoretical framework or pairs the examination of different classes of violence in classical antiquity in this way. Both undergraduate and graduate students of classics, history, and political science will benefit from the collection, as will specialists in those disciplines. The papers are original and stimulating, and they are accessible to the educated general reader with some grounding in classical history.

Roman Literary Cultures

Roman Literary Cultures
Author: Alison Keith,Jonathan Edmondson
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781442629677
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on the historicizing turn in Latin literary scholarship, Roman Literary Cultures combines new critical methods with traditional analysis across four hundred years of Latin literature, from mid-republican Rome in the second century BC to the Second Sophistic in the second century AD. The contributors explore Latin texts both famous and obscure, from Roman drama and Menippean satire through Latin elegies, epics, and novels to letters issued by Roman emperors and compilations of laws. Each of the essays in this volume combines close reading of Latin literary texts with historical and cultural contextualization, making the collection an accessible and engaging combination of formalist criticism and historicist exegesis that attends to the many ways in which classical Latin literature participated in ancient Roman civic debates.

Walking in Roman Culture

Walking in Roman Culture
Author: Timothy M. O'Sullivan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139497152
Available:
Release: 2011-07-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Walking served as an occasion for the display of power and status in ancient Rome, where great men paraded with their entourages through city streets and elite villa owners strolled with friends in private colonnades and gardens. In this book-length treatment of the culture of walking in ancient Rome, Timothy O'Sullivan explores the careful attention which Romans paid to the way they moved through their society. He employs a wide range of literary, artistic and architectural evidence to reveal the crucial role that walking played in the performance of social status, the discourse of the body and the representation of space. By examining how Roman authors depict walking, this book sheds new light on the Romans themselves - not only how they perceived themselves and their experience of the world, but also how they drew distinctions between work and play, mind and body, and Republic and Empire.

The Socio Economics of Roman Storage

The Socio Economics of Roman Storage
Author: Astrid Van Oyen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781108495530
Available:
Release: 2020-05-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first archaeological study to approach the central problem of storage in the Roman world holistically, across contexts and datasets, of interest to students and scholars of Roman archaeology and history and to anthropologists keen to link the scales of farmer and state.

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament Gender and Sexuality

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament  Gender  and Sexuality
Author: Benjamin H. Dunning
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780190944889
Available:
Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.