The Slave in Greece and Rome

The Slave in Greece and Rome

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The Slave in Greece and Rome

Jean Andreau and Raymond Descat break new ground in this comparative history of slavery in Greece and Rome. Focusing on slaves’ economic role in society, their crucial contributions to Greek and Roman culture, and their daily and family lives, the authors examine the different ways in which slavery evolved in the two cultures. Accessible to both scholars and students, this book provides a detailed overview of the ancient evidence and the modern debates surrounding the vast and largely invisible populations of enslaved peoples in the classical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299283742
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1 What Is a Slave?   

2 The Earliest Forms of Slavery   

3 A Slave Population   

4 The Slave and Economic Life   

5 The Slave in the Household and in the City   

6 Escaping Slavery   

7 Slavery at the End of the Western Empire   




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