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This study, unique of its kind, provides a comprehensive survey and analytic account of attitudes to slavery in ancient Greece and Rome. It is commonly assumed that slavery was universally and passively accepted, and that there was no systematic thought on slavery after Aristotle. Both views are challenged here, with the aid of source-material drawn from ten centuries and ...more
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Published February 1st 1997 by Cambridge University Press (first published November 13th 1996)
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Professor Peter Garnsey is Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Antiquity and a Fellow of Jesus College. His research interests include: history of Political Theory and Intellectual history; social and economic history; food, famine and nutrition; and physical anthropology.

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