Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination / Edition 1

Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination / Edition 1

by William Fitzgerald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521779693

ISBN-13: 9780521779692

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book deals with the ways in which the ancient Roman literary imagination explored the phenomenon of slavery. It asks what the free imagination made of the experience of living with slaves, beings who both were and were not fellow humans. The book covers the full range of Roman literature, and is arranged thematically. It discusses the ideological relation of

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This book deals with the ways in which the ancient Roman literary imagination explored the phenomenon of slavery. It asks what the free imagination made of the experience of living with slaves, beings who both were and were not fellow humans. The book covers the full range of Roman literature, and is arranged thematically. It discusses the ideological relation of Roman literature to the institution of slavery, and also the ways in which slavery provided a metaphor for other relationships and experiences, and in particular for literature itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521779692
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Roman Literature and its Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The other self: proximity and symbiosis; 2. Punishment: license, (self-) control and fantasy; 3. Slaves between the free; 4. Slavery and the continuum of (servile) relationships; 5. Enslavement and metamorphosis; Epilogue.

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