Slavery and Society at Rome (Key Themes in Ancient History)

Slavery and Society at Rome (Key Themes in Ancient History)

Language: English

Pages: 218

ISBN: 0521378877

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book is about the life of the slave in classical Roman society and the importance of the institution of slavery in Roman civilization generally. Its main purpose is to communicate, particularly to an undergraduate audience, the harshness of the institution, and to convey what the experience of being a slave at Rome was like from a slave's point of view. The book's importance lies in the fact that it deals with a subject of great interest and is the only comprehensive treatment of Roman slavery currently available.

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