Roberta Stewart's Plautus and Roman Slavery PDF

By Roberta Stewart

This e-book experiences a vital section within the historical past of Roman slavery, starting with the transition to chattel slavery within the 3rd century bce and finishing with antiquity’s first large-scale slave uprising within the 130s bce. Slavery is a relationship of energy, and to review slavery – and never easily masters or slaves – we have to see the interactions of people who converse to one another, a unprecedented form of proof from the traditional world.

Plautus’ comedies can be our foremost resource for reconstructing the lives of slaves in historical Rome. by means of interpreting literature along the old list, we will be able to conjure a thickly contextualized photograph of slavery within the past due 3rd and early moment centuries bce, the earliest interval for which we've got such evidence.

The ebook discusses how slaves have been captured and bought; their therapy via the grasp and the group; the expansion of the belief of the slave as “other than human,” and as chattel; and the matter of freedom for either slaves and society.

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