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Greek and Roman Slaveries

Bathrellou, Eftychia / Vlassopoulos, Kostas

Blackwell Sourcebooks in Ancient History


1. Edition April 2022
400 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-96929-8
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Greek and Roman Slaveries

Slavery was foundational to Greek and Roman societies, affecting nearly all of their economic, social, political, and cultural practices. Greek and Roman Slaveries offers a rich collection of literary, epigraphic, papyrological, and archaeological sources, including many unfamiliar ones. This sourcebook ranges chronologically from the archaic period to late antiquity, covering the whole of the Mediterranean, the Near East, and temperate Europe.

Readers will find an interactive and user-friendly engagement with past scholarship and new research agendas that focuses particularly on the agency of ancient slaves, the processes in which slavery was inscribed, the changing history of slavery in antiquity, and the comparative study of ancient slaveries.

Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on ancient slavery, as well as courses on slavery more generally, this sourcebook's questions, cross-references, and bibliographies encourage an analytical and interactive approach to the various economic, social, and political processes and contexts in which slavery was employed while acknowledging the agency of enslaved persons.

Eftychia Bathrellou is Researcher at the Centre for Classical Studies at the University of Lisbon (CEC-FLUL). She is the author of articles on Greek comedy, particularly the Athenian poet Menander, and on representations of slaves and slavery in Greek drama.

Kostas Vlassopoulos is Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Crete. His research is focused on the study of ancient slavery, ancient globalization, intercultural relations, political thought, historiography, and comparative history.

E. Bathrellou, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; K. Vlassopoulos, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece