Greek and Roman Slaveries


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<p><b>A rich and stimulating exploration&nbsp;of&nbsp;sources shedding light on slavery in Greek and Roman societies&nbsp;</b></p> <p><i>Greek and Roman Slaveries</i>&nbsp;offers readers an engaging and interactive&nbsp;approach to the complex&nbsp;economic, social, and political processes and contexts in which slavery was employed&nbsp;by Greek and Roman societies. At the same time, this sourcebook&nbsp;places&nbsp;the agency of enslaved persons&nbsp;at center stage,&nbsp;while also tracing&nbsp;changes over time and between different ancient slave systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Tackling a phenomenon that was fundamental to Greek and Roman cultures, and deeply affected all of their economic, social, political, and cultural practices, this book includes a rich collection of literary, epigraphic, papyrological, and archaeological sources, many of which&nbsp;largely unfamiliar&nbsp;to non-specialists. The sources&nbsp;range chronologically from the archaic period to late antiquity and cover the whole of the Mediterranean, the Near East, and temperate Europe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Greek and Roman Slaveries</i>&nbsp;also provides readers with:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A wide range of&nbsp;textual, visual, and material&nbsp;sources, many of which&nbsp;have never been used to illuminate a discussion of slavery&nbsp;</li> <li>Sources relating to the whole of the Mediterranean world, from the archaic period to late antiquity&nbsp;</li> <li>Interactive material filled with questions, introductions, cross-references, and bibliographies that encourages close analysis of the sources&nbsp;</li> <li>The inclusion of topics that have traditionally generated important research as well as ones at the forefront of innovative research today&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Ideal for students taking undergraduate and graduate courses on ancient slavery, as well as&nbsp;courses on slavery more generally,&nbsp;<i>Greek and Roman Slaveries</i>&nbsp;is an indispensable sourcebook for&nbsp;students and scholars of History,&nbsp;Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and the global study of slavery and race.&nbsp;</p>


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