Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Edited by Michele George

© 2013

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.

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  • Series: Phoenix Supplementary Volumes
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Illustrations: 49
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.1in x 9.3in
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The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Edited by Michele George

© 2013

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Phoenix Supplementary Volumes
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Illustrations: 49
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.1in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘This is an engaging book. The case studies are valuable in their own right, and the best are models for emulation.’


    K.R. Bradley
    University of Toronto Quarterly vol 84:03:2015
  • Author Information

    Michele George is an associate professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    MICHELE GEORGE

    1. Greek or Latin? The owner&rsquos choice of names for vernae in Rome
    CHRISTER BRUUN

    2. Slavery and Manumission in the Roman Elite: A Study of the Columbaria of the Volusii and the Statilii
    HENRIK MOURITSEN

    3. Reading the &lsquoPages&rsquo of the Domus Caesaris: Pueri Delicati, Slave Education, and the Graffiti of the Palatine Paedagogium
    PETER KEEGAN

    4. Geographies of Slave Containment and Movement
    SANDRA R. JOSHEL

    5. Working Models: Functional Art and Roman Conceptions of Slavery
    NOEL LENSKI

    6. Cupid Punished: Reflections on a Roman Genre Scene
    MICHELE GEORGE

    7. Slaves and Liberti in the Roman Army
    NATALIE BOYMEL KAMPEN

    References

    List of Contributors

    Inscriptions

    Index Locorum General Index

    Phoenix Supplementary Volumes

    Illustrations follow