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Slavery and Society at Rome
This book is about the life of the slave in classical Roman society and the importance of the institution of slavery in Roman civilization generally. Its main purpose is to communicate, particularly to an undergraduate audience, the harshness of the institution, and to convey what the experience of being a slave at Rome was like from a slave's point of view. The book's imp ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 25th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
(first published October 13th 1994)
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Surprisingly accessible considering how specialised a topic this is. Bradley's book is a fairly thorough examination of slavery at Rome, including the functions slaves fulfilled, the sources from which the Romans got their slaves and discussion of the ethical position of slaves in Roman society, among other things. A lot of information is delivered in the relatively short space of this book, but despite this Bradley manages to keep things interesting and fresh. The scope of the book, however, is ...more