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.
Table of Contents
List of plates; List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Abbreviations; Maps; 1. Conquerors and slaves: the impact of conquering an empire on the political economy of Italy; 2. The growth and practice of slavery in Roman times; 3. Between slavery and freedom: on freeing slaves at Delphi; 4. The political power of eunuchs; 5. Divine emperors or the symbolic unity of the Roman empire; Bibliography; Supplementary bibliography; Index of subjects; Index of proper names.
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