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Author Joshel, Sandra R. (Sandra Rae), 1947-

Title Slavery in the Roman world / Sandra R. Joshel

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  HT863 .J67 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  HT863 .J67 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HT863 .J67 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HT863 .J67 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HT863 J67 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HT863 .J67 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Warwick Orders on 06-23-2011.
Descript xvi, 236 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Cambridge introduction to Roman civilization
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-230) and index
Contents List of maps, tables, and figures -- Acknowledgments 1: Introduction to Roman slavery -- 2: Roman social order and a history of slavery -- 3: Sale of slaves -- 4: Practices of slaveholders and the lives of slaves -- 5: Slaves at work: in the fields, the household, and the marketplace -- Glossary Ancient sources -- Select bibliography -- Index
Note Overview: Rome was a slave society. Beyond the thousands of slaves who worked and lived in the heartland of the Roman Empire, slavery fundamentally shaped Roman society and culture. In this book, Sandra Joshel offers a comprehensive overview of Roman slavery. Using a variety of sources, including literature, law, and material culture, she examines the legal condition of Roman slaves, traces the stages of the sale of slaves, analyzes the relations between slaves and slaveholders, and details the social and family lives of slaves. Richly illustrated with images of slaves, captives, and the material conditions of slaves, this book also considers food, clothing, and housing of slaves, thereby locating slaves in their physical surroundings-the cook in the kitchen, the maid in her owner's bedroom, the smith in a workshop, and the farm laborer in a vineyard. Based on rigorous scholarship, Slavery in the Roman World serves as a lively, accessible account to introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world
LC subject Slavery -- Rome -- History
Slavery -- Rome -- Social conditions
Civilization, Classical
ISBN 9780521827744