Slavery and Society at Rome


Author: Keith Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378871

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 4045

The harshness of the institution of slavery as well as its importance in Roman civilization is conveyed through this view of the experience of being a slave in Rome from a slave's point of view. It is the only comprehensive treatment of Roman slavery currently available.

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


Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184066X

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 3350

"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.

Kleine Einführung in die Altertumswissenschaft


Author: Mary Beard,John Henderson

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476054519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 5677

Die Autoren dieses Bandes berichten sehr unterhaltsam, unterstützt durch Abbildungen und Cartoons, von dem Entdeckerspaß der Altertumswissenschaftler, aber auch von den Problemen, vor die sie sich bei ihrer Forschung gestellt sehen. Dabei geht es um Kunstraub genauso wie um große Theorien, um moderne Techniken wie um das Beherrschen der alten Sprachen, um das Puzzlespiel der Rekonstruktion wie um das Bild des Altertums im Wandel der Jahrhunderte. Ausgangspunkt sind vereinzelte Stücke eines antiken griechischen Tempels - des Tempels von Bassai -, ausgestellt im Britischen Museum, im Herzen des modernen London.

Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Rome


Author: Zvi Yavetz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834131

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 6456

Enormous numbers of slaves were absorbed into Roman society from the third century B.C. onwards. Mainly enslaved prisoners of war, they transformed the quality of life in the Roman Empire beyond recognition. In this anthology the author offers a complete collection of Greek and Latin sources in an English translation which deal with the great slave rebellions in the second and first centuries B.C. In a postscript Zvi Yavetz surveys the controversy on slaves and slavery from the French Revolution to our own days, with an emphasis on the debate between Marxists and non-Marxists. The book is intended for specialists and generalists alike, including those who have had no previous classical education, but could after delving in sources concern themselves with one of the most intriguing problems in world history. Zvi Yavetz holds the Lessing Chair of Roman History at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and is distinguished visiting professor at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of many books in Hebrew, French and German on Roman history among which are Julius Caesar and His Public Image and Plebs and Princips.

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


Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131618434X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9087

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.

Plautus and Roman Slavery


Author: Roberta Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405196289

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 7307

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.


An Empire's Story


Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199677514

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2802

"The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire"--Publisher's description, .

Slavery in the Roman World


Author: Sandra R. Joshel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521535018

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 3269

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

Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome


Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882946

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 9586

This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.

Classical Slavery


Author: Moses I. Finley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779205X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8439

Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies.

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture


Author: Michele George

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644575

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6772

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.

Economy, Family, and Society from Rome to Islam

A Critical Edition, English Translation, and Study of Bryson's Management of the Estate


Author: Simon Swain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025362

Category: History

Page: 573

View: 5845

A full edition and study of Bryson's Management of the Estate, edited by a leading expert in both Classics and Arabic literature.

The Spartacus War


Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857665

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3211

The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees.

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery


Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188065

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6901

"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"--

The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture


Author: Peter Schäfer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161478529

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 6079

This volume focuses on a wide range of topics such as gender studies, aspects of everyday life, Roman festivals, magic, etc., hereby reflecting on the methodological problems inherent in intercultural studies.

Conquerors and Slaves


Author: Keith Hopkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281812

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 3252

The enormous size of the Roman empire and the length of time it endured call for an understanding of the institutions which sustained it. In this book, Keith Hopkins, who is both classicist and sociologist, uses various sociological concepts and methods to gain new insights into how traditional Roman institutions changed as the Romans acquired their empire. He examines the chain reactions resulting from increased wealth; various aspects of slavery, especially manumission and the cost of freedom; the curious phenomenon of the political power wielded by eunuchs at court; and in the final chapter he discusses the Roman emperor's divinity and the circulation of untrue stories, which were a currency of the political system. Professor Hopkins has developed an exciting approach to social questions in antiquity and his book should be of interest to all students of ancient history and of historical sociology.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean


Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191509701

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 7124

Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, having sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, and economy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images.

Schichten, Konflikte, religiöse Gruppen, materielle Kultur


Author: Jens-Uwe Krause,Ιωάννης Μυλωνόπουλος,Raffaella Cengia

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515072694

Category: History

Page: 876

View: 5783

Die romische Sozialgeschichte gehort zu den Gebieten, die in den letzten Jahren unter den Wissenschaften vom klassischen Altertum am meisten expandiert sind; ihr wurde eine Fuelle neuer Themenbereiche erschlossen. Die Bibliographie dokumentiert den Forschungsstand zur romischen Sozialgeschichte in all ihren Bereichen, von der fruehen Republik bis hin zur Spatantike, wobei in groaem Umfang auch die Literatur zu den Rand- und Grenzbereichen (u.a. Wirtschafts-, Verwaltungs-, Rechts- und Religionsgeschichte) beruecksichtigt wird. Die Bibliographie (mit insgesamt rund 16000 Titeln) ist damit ein unentbehrliches HIlfmittel fuer jeden, der sich mit der romischen Geschichte beschaftigt. "I imagine that most classical scholars already know that this Heidelberg bibliography is an indispensable tool for a vast range of ancient studiesa a most welcome publication." Arctos.

Serfdom and Slavery

Studies in Legal Bondage


Author: M. L. Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887476

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8526

Serfdom and Slavery compares the two forms of legal servitude in cultures in Western civilization, in Europe and the New World from ancient times to the modern period. Within a tightly controlled framework of general contextual chapters followed by specific case studies, a distinguished team of scholars offers 17 specially written essays that illuminate the nature, development, impact and termination of serfdom and slavery in European society. While the case studies range form classical Greece to early modern Brandenburg, and from medieval England to nineteenth-century Russia, the volume as a whole is closely integrated. It makes an important contribution to a topic of increasing international interest.