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Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions
     

Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions

by Sandra R. Joshel
 

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ISBN-10: 080612444X

ISBN-13: 9780806124445

Pub. Date: 04/15/1992

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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. The inscriptions indicate the significance of work-as a source of community, a way to reframe the

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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. 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.

Drawing on sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and women’s history, this thoroughly documented volume illuminates the dynamics of work and slavery at Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806124445
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/15/1992
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Maps,
Author's Introduction,
Editors' Introduction,
Guide to English Pronunciation,
Guide to the Pronunciation of Native Words,
Comments on Spelling Systems,
Abbreviations Used in the Placename Entries,
Native American Placenames,
Appendix 1. Languages and Language Families Mentioned in This Guide,
Appendix 2. Tribal Contact Information,
Selected References,
Acknowledgments,

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