Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture
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Author: Rose B. MacLean
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1316507599
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

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"During the transition from Republic to Empire, the Roman aristocracy adapted traditional values to accommodate the advent of monarchy. Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture examines the ways in which members of the elite appropriated strategies from freed slaves to negotiate their relationship to the princeps and to redefine measures of individual progress. Primarily through the medium of inscribed burial monuments, Roman freedmen entered a broader conversation about power, honor, virtue, memory, and the nature of the human life course. Through this process, former slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of aristocratic values at a critical moment in Roman history"--

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture

Freed Slaves and Roman Imperial Culture
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Author: Rose MacLean
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781107142923
Release: 2018-05-17
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues that freed slaves exerted a profound influence on the transformation of Roman values under the Principate.

Familia Caesaris A Social Study of the Emperor s Freedmen and Slaves

Familia Caesaris  A Social Study of the Emperor s Freedmen and Slaves
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Author: P. R. C. Weaver
Pages: 330
ISBN:
Release: 1972
Editor: CUP Archive

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Free At Last

Free At Last
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781472502957
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make to the society that had once - sometimes brutally - repressed them? This collection builds on recent dynamic work on Roman freedmen, the contributors drawing upon a rich and varied body of evidence - visual, literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to elucidate the impact of freed slaves on Roman society and culture amid the shadow of their former servitude. The contributions span the period between the first century BC and the early third century AD and survey the territories of the Roman Republic and Empire, while focusing on Italy and Rome.

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic
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Author: Amy Richlin
Pages: 573
ISBN: 9781107152311
Release: 2017-12-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brings the voices of Roman slaves in early comedy to the history of theater and the history of slavery.

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
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Author: Michele George
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781442661004
Release: 2013-03-14
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Rome the Greek World and the East

Rome  the Greek World  and the East
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Author: Fergus Millar
Pages: 470
ISBN: 0807828521
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This second volume of the three-volume collection of Fergus Millar's published essays draws together 20 of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule.

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World
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Author: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz,Angela Rosenthal
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781107354784
Release: 2013-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World is the first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the time of Europe's full engagement with plantation slavery in the late sixteenth century to its final official abolition in Brazil in 1888. While this period saw the emergence of portraiture as a major field of representation in Western art, 'slave' and 'portraiture' as categories appear to be mutually exclusive. On the one hand, the logic of chattel slavery sought to render the slave's body as an instrument for production, as the site of a non-subject. Portraiture, on the contrary, privileged the face as the primary visual matrix for the representation of a distinct individuality. Essays address this apparent paradox of 'slave portraits' from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, probing the historical conditions that made the creation of such rare and enigmatic objects possible and exploring their implications for a more complex understanding of power relations under slavery.

Slavery in the Roman World

Slavery in the Roman World
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Author: Sandra R. Joshel
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780521535014
Release: 2010-08-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lively and comprehensive overview of Roman slavery, ideal for introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Slavery After Rome 500 1100

Slavery After Rome  500 1100
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Author: Alice Rio
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780198704058
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 deals with the question of what happened to slavery in Europe in the centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire. It deals with slave-taking and slave-trading; people who became slaves as a result of a debt or a crime; even people who, for a variety of reasons, actively chose to become slaves. It is the only history of slavery and serfdom to span all of the early middle ages across the whole of Western Europe, incomparative perspective. It offers completely new answers to a very long-standing historical debate, and identifies the distinctive character of slavery in this period. It will appeal to anyone interested in thehistory of the early Middle Ages, as well as in the history of slavery more generally.

Experiencing Rome

Experiencing Rome
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Author: Janet Huskinson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781134693214
Release: 2013-10-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introduction to the New Testament History culture and religion of the Hellenistic Age

Introduction to the New Testament  History  culture  and religion of the Hellenistic Age
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Author: Helmut Koester,John H Morison Professor of New Testament Studies and Winn Professor of Ecclisiastical History Helmut Koester
Pages: 448
ISBN: UOM:39015005712594
Release: 1982
Editor: Augsburg Fortress Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tr. of Einfuhrung in das Neuw Testament.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy
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Author: Christer Bruun,Jonathan Edmondson
Pages: 888
ISBN: 9780195336467
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford Handbooks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--

The Freedman in the Roman World

The Freedman in the Roman World
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Author: Henrik Mouritsen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139495035
Release: 2011-01-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Freedmen occupied a complex and often problematic place in Roman society between slaves on the one hand and freeborn citizens on the other. Playing an extremely important role in the economic life of the Roman world, they were also a key instrument for replenishing and even increasing the size of the citizen body. This book presents an original synthesis, for the first time covering both Republic and Empire in a single volume. While providing up-to-date discussions of most significant aspects of the phenomenon, the book also offers a new understanding of the practice of manumission, its role in the organisation of slave labour and the Roman economy, as well as the deep-seated ideological concerns to which it gave rise. It locates the freedman in a broader social and economic context, explaining the remarkable popularity of manumission in the Roman world.

African Kings and Black Slaves

African Kings and Black Slaves
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Author: Herman L. Bennett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780812295498
Release: 2018-09-10
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As early as 1441, and well before other European countries encountered Africa, small Portuguese and Spanish trading vessels were plying the coast of West Africa, where they conducted business with African kingdoms that possessed significant territory and power. In the process, Iberians developed an understanding of Africa's political landscape in which they recognized specific sovereigns, plotted the extent and nature of their polities, and grouped subjects according to their ruler. In African Kings and Black Slaves, Herman L. Bennett mines the historical archives of Europe and Africa to reinterpret the first century of sustained African-European interaction. These encounters were not simple economic transactions. Rather, according to Bennett, they involved clashing understandings of diplomacy, sovereignty, and politics. Bennett unearths the ways in which Africa's kings required Iberian traders to participate in elaborate diplomatic rituals, establish treaties, and negotiate trade practices with autonomous territories. And he shows how Iberians based their interpretations of African sovereignty on medieval European political precepts grounded in Roman civil and canon law. In the eyes of Iberians, the extent to which Africa's polities conformed to these norms played a significant role in determining who was, and who was not, a sovereign people—a judgment that shaped who could legitimately be enslaved. Through an examination of early modern African-European encounters, African Kings and Black Slaves offers a reappraisal of the dominant depiction of these exchanges as being solely mediated through the slave trade and racial difference. By asking in what manner did Europeans and Africans configure sovereignty, polities, and subject status, Bennett offers a new depiction of the diasporic identities that had implications for slaves' experiences in the Americas.

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe
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Author: Thomas Foster Earle,Earle, Thomas Foster Earle,T. F. Earle,K. J. P. Lowe,Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies K J P Lowe
Pages: 417
ISBN: 0521815827
Release: 2005-05-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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Empires in World History

Empires in World History
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Author: Jane Burbank,Frederick Cooper
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781400834709
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How empires have used diversity to shape the world order for more than two millennia Empires—vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition—have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. Empires in World History departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a remarkable look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order. Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper examine empires' conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination—with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations. Burbank and Cooper examine Rome and China from the third century BCE, empires that sustained state power for centuries. They delve into the militant monotheism of Byzantium, the Islamic Caliphates, and the short-lived Carolingians, as well as the pragmatically tolerant rule of the Mongols and Ottomans, who combined religious protection with the politics of loyalty. Burbank and Cooper discuss the influence of empire on capitalism and popular sovereignty, the limitations and instability of Europe's colonial projects, Russia's repertoire of exploitation and differentiation, as well as the "empire of liberty"—devised by American revolutionaries and later extended across a continent and beyond. With its investigation into the relationship between diversity and imperial states, Empires in World History offers a fresh approach to understanding the impact of empires on the past and present.

History of Greek Culture

History of Greek Culture
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Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Pages: 344
ISBN: UVA:X000188387
Release: 1963
Editor: New York : Ungar

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This monumental work by a distinguished European scholar presents a scrupulously realistic approach to ancient Greek civilization. Burckhardt explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy, science, and oratory. 80 photographs, 25 black-and-white illustrations.

Under Divine Auspices

Under Divine Auspices
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Author: Clare Rowan
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781107020122
Release: 2012
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Exploration of the role played by deities in the negotiation of imperial power under the Severan dynasty (AD 193-235).

Philosophy and History

Philosophy and History
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000059905059
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown

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