Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire by Bloomsbury Academic, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire

Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire

by Bloomsbury Publishing
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472502964
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/12/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Sinclair Bell is Assistant Professor of Art History, Northern Illinois University, USA.
Teresa R. Ramsby is Associate Professor of Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
Teresa Ramsby is Associate Professor of Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

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