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Slavery and Society at Rome

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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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Aug 22, 2011 Nicholas rated it it was amazing
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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
Sep 16, 2007 Cate rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, college
A look at slavery in Ancient Rome. A fairly well written account that goes deeper into the subject than a textbook would. A good read if you are looking at comparing slave societies.
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Jan 29, 2011 Imogen Herrad rated it it was amazing
Excellently written and researched. Sheds light on a hugely important facet of Roman society much neglected and overlooked by most other writers of both nonfiction and fiction.
Apr 28, 2014 Samantha rated it it was ok
Read for Roman Slavery university class
Dec 02, 2010 Ned rated it really liked it
I could see them use this for the HBO series, which also isn't bad
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