Slavery and Society at Rome
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Slavery and Society at Rome

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This book is concerned with discovering what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world, and with revealing the impact the institution of slavery made on Roman society at large. It shows how and in what sense Rome was a slave society through much of its history, considers how the Romans procured their slaves, discusses the work roles slaves fulfilled and the ma...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published October 13th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
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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
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.
Imogen Herrad
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.
Read for Roman Slavery university class
I could see them use this for the HBO series, which also isn't bad
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