The Material Life of Roman Slaves

The Material Life of Roman Slaves
  • Author : Sandra R. Joshel,Lauren Hackworth Petersen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 317
  • Relase : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 9780521191647

The Material Life of Roman Slaves Book Review:

The Material Life of Roman Slaves retrieves and represents the physical environment and lives of Roman slaves.

The Material Life of Roman Slaves

The Material Life of Roman Slaves
  • Author : Sandra R. Joshel,Lauren Hackworth Petersen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2015-10-01
  • ISBN : 0521139570

The Material Life of Roman Slaves Book Review:

The Material Life of Roman Slaves is a major contribution to scholarly debates on the archaeology of Roman slavery. Rather than regarding slaves as irretrievable in archaeological remains, the book takes the archaeological record as a key form of evidence for reconstructing slaves' lives and experiences. Interweaving literature, law, and material evidence, the book searches for ways to see slaves in the various contexts - to make them visible where evidence tells us they were in fact present. Part of this project involves understanding how slaves seem irretrievable in the archaeological record and how they are often actively, if unwittingly, left out of guidebooks and scholarly literature. Individual chapters explore the dichotomy between visibility and invisibility and between appearance and disappearance in four physical and social locations - urban houses, city streets and neighborhoods, workshops, and villas.

Slavery in the Roman World

Slavery in the Roman World
  • Author : Sandra R. Joshel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2010-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780521535014

Slavery in the Roman World Book Review:

A lively and comprehensive overview of Roman slavery, ideal for introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
  • Author : Michele George
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781442661004

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture Book Review:

Replete now with its own scholarly traditions and controversies, Roman slavery as a field of study is no longer limited to the economic sphere, but is recognized as a fundamental social institution with multiple implications for Roman society and culture. The essays in this collection explore how material culture – namely, art, architecture, and inscriptions – can illustrate Roman attitudes towards the institution of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that significantly augment conventional textual accounts. Providing the first interdisciplinary approach to the study of Roman slavery, the volume brings together diverse specialists in history, art history, and archaeology. The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.

Slavery and Society at Rome

Slavery and Society at Rome
  • Author : Keith Bradley,Director Business Performance Group Keith Bradley,Professor of Classics K R Bradley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 202
  • Relase : 1994-10-13
  • ISBN : 0521378877

Slavery and Society at Rome Book Review:

This book, first published in 1994, is concerned with discovering what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world.

The Roman Law of Slavery

The Roman Law of Slavery
  • Author : William Warwick Buckland
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 764
  • Relase : 1908
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044004975330

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Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity
  • Author : Catherine Hezser
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 452
  • Relase : 2005-12-22
  • ISBN : 9780191515668

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity Book Review:

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish attitudes towards slavery in Hellenistic and Roman times. Against the traditional opinion that after the Babylonian Exile Jews refrained from employing slaves, Catherine Hezser shows that slavery remained a significant phenomenon of ancient Jewish everyday life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian views while at the same time preserving specifically Jewish nuances. Hezser examines the impact of domestic slavery on the ancient Jewish household and on family relationships. She discusses the perceived advantages of slaves over other types of labor and evaluates their role within the ancient Jewish economy. The ancient Jewish experience of slavery seems to have been so pervasive that slave images also entered theological discourse. Like their Graeco-Roman and Christian counterparts, ancient Jewish intellectuals did not advocate the abolition of slavery, but they used the biblical tradition and their own judgements to ameliorate the status quo.

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History
  • Author : Lauren Hackworth Petersen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2011-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781107603592

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History Book Review:

From monumental tombs and domestic decoration, to acts of benefaction and portraits of ancestors, Roman freed slaves, or freedmen, were prodigious patrons of art and architecture. Traditionally, however, the history of Roman art has been told primarily through the monumental remains of the emperors and ancient writers who worked in their circles. In this study, Lauren Petersen critically investigates the notion of 'freedman art' in scholarship, dependent as it is on elite-authored texts that are filled with hyperbole and stereotypes of freedmen, such as the memorable fictional character Trimalchio, a boorish ex-slave in Petronius' Satyricon. She emphasizes integrated visual ensembles within defined historical and social contexts and aims to show how material culture can reflect preoccupations that were prevalent throughout Roman society. Interdisciplinary in scope, this book explores the many ways that monuments and artistic commissions by freedmen spoke to a much more complex reality than that presented in literature.

Policing the Roman Empire

Policing the Roman Empire
  • Author : Christopher J. Fuhrmann
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2012-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780199737840

Policing the Roman Empire Book Review:

Drawing on a wide variety of source material from art archaeology, administrative documents, Egyptian papyri, laws Jewish and Christian religious texts and ancient narratives this book provides a comprehensive overview of Roman imperial policing practices.

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery
  • Author : Peter Hunt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2017-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781405188067

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery Book Review:

"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture
  • Author : Rose MacLean
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2018-05-17
  • ISBN : 9781107142923

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture Book Review:

Argues that freed slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of Roman values under the Principate.

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic
  • Author : Amy Richlin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 573
  • Relase : 2017-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781107152311

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic Book Review:

Brings the voices of Roman slaves in early comedy to the history of theater and the history of slavery.

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook
  • Author : J. Paul Sampley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2016-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780567657077

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook Book Review:

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Plautus and Roman Slavery

Plautus and Roman Slavery
  • Author : Roberta Stewart
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2012-05-21
  • ISBN : 9781405196284

Plautus and Roman Slavery Book Review:

This book offers both a complete history of Roman slavery and an investigation into finding and interpreting evidence of it. Evidence on Roman slavery for the period is minimal. To get at its mechanics and underpinnings, we must look at it indirectly. Slavery is a "relationship" of power, and to study slavery--and not simply masters or slaves--we need to see the interactions of individuals who speak to each other, a rare kind of evidence from the ancient world. Plautus' comedies could be our most reliable source for reconstructing the lives of slaves in ancient Rome. By reading literature alongside the historical record, we can conjure a thickly contextualized picture of slavery in the late third and early second centuries BCE, the earliest period for which we have such evidence. The book discusses how slaves were captured and sold; their treatment by the master and the community; the growth of the conception of the slave as "other than human," and as chattel; and the problem of freedom both for slaves and society.

Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome

Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome
  • Author : Hannah Platts
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2019-11-28
  • ISBN : 9781350114326

Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome Book Review:

Classicists have long wondered what everyday life was like in ancient Greece and Rome. How, for example, did the slaves, visitors, inhabitants or owners experience the same home differently? And how did owners manipulate the spaces of their homes to demonstrate control or social hierarchy? To answer these questions, Hannah Platts draws on a diverse range of evidence and an innovative amalgamation of methodological approaches to explore multisensory experience – auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and visual – in domestic environments in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum for the first time, from the first century BCE to the second century CE. Moving between social registers and locations, from non-elite urban dwellings to lavish country villas, each chapter takes the reader through a different type of room and offers insights into the reasons, emotions and cultural factors behind perception, recording and control of bodily senses in the home, as well as their sociological implications. Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome will appeal to all students and researchers interested in Roman daily life and domestic architecture.

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity
  • Author : Deborah Kamen,C. W. Marshall
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2021-06-29
  • ISBN : 9780299331900

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity Book Review:

Slavery and sexuality in the ancient world are well researched on their own, yet rarely have they been examined together. Chapters address a wealth of art, literature, and drama to explore a wide range of issues, including gendered power dynamics, sexual violence in slave revolts, same-sex relations between free and enslaved people, and the agency of assault victims.

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul
  • Author : Laura Salah Nasrallah
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780199699674

Archaeology and the Letters of Paul Book Review:

This study illuminates the social, political, economic, and religious lives of those to whom the apostle Paul wrote. It articulates a method for bringing together biblical texts with archaeological remains.

Rome

Rome
  • Author : Greg Woolf
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2021-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780190687458

Rome Book Review:

Rome in the archaic age was a minor satellite between the Etruscan and Greek world. This book traces the expansion of Roman influence first within Italy, then around the Mediterranean world and finally, at breakneck speed, deep into Europe, out to the Atlantic, along the edge of the Sahara and down the Red Sea. But there had been other empires that had expanded rapidily: what made Rome remarkable was that it managed to sustain its position for so long. Rome's Fall poses less of a mystery than its survival. Understanding how this happens involves understanding the building blocks of imperial society -- slavery, cities, the economy -- and also the chaotic narrative of growth, civil war, stability, near disaster and then a managed downsizing. Rome. An empire's story tells the story of Rome in chapters that alternate with examination of key features of Roman society. This new edition is based on the very latest research, including studies of climate change and ecology, and deals at greater length than the first edition did with the later Roman empire, and with the material culture of empire.

Women's Lives, Women's Voices

Women's Lives, Women's Voices
  • Author : Brenda Longfellow,Molly Swetnam-Burland
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2021-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781477323601

Women's Lives, Women's Voices Book Review:

Literary evidence is often silent about the lives of women in antiquity, particularly those from the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Even when women are considered, they are often seen through the lens of their male counterparts. In this collection, Brenda Longfellow and Molly Swetnam-Burland have gathered an outstanding group of scholars to give voice to both the elite and ordinary women living on the Bay of Naples before the eruption of Vesuvius. Using visual, architectural, archaeological, and epigraphic evidence, the authors consider how women in the region interacted with their communities through family relationships, businesses, and religious practices, in ways that could complement or complicate their primary social roles as mothers, daughters, and wives. They explore women-run businesses from weaving and innkeeping to prostitution, consider representations of women in portraits and graffiti, and examine how women expressed their identities in the funerary realm. Providing a new model for studying women in the ancient world, Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices brings to light the day-to-day activities of women of all classes in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 – 700 CE

Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 – 700 CE
  • Author : Chris L. de Wet,Maijastina Kahlos,Ville Vuolanto
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2022-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781108476225

Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 – 700 CE Book Review:

Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 - 700 CE investigates the ideological, moral, cultural, and symbolic aspects of slavery, as well the living conditions of slaves in the Mediterranean basin and Europe during a period of profound transformation. It focuses on socially marginal areas and individuals on an unprecedented scale. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume establishes that late ancient slavery is a complex and polymorphous phenomenon, one that was conditioned by culture and geography. Rejecting preconceived ideas about slavery as static and without regional variation, it offers focused case studies spanning the late ancient period. They provide in-depth analyses of authors and works, and consider a range of factors relevant to the practice of slavery in specific geographical locations. Using comparative and methodologically innovative approaches, this book revisits and questions established assumptions about late ancient slavery. It also enables fresh insights into one of humanity's most tragic institutions.