Surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean over three thousand years, concentrating particularly on the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery.
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'No slave voices survive. But what can be excavated from the evidence is considered here in a scholarly, detailed, clearly argued and thoroughly worthwhile collection of essays.' Literary ReviewÜber den Autor:
Keith Bradley is Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Professor of Classics at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and held a Killam Research Fellowship in Canada during 1996–1998. He is also the author of Discovering the Roman Family: Studies in Roman Social History (1991) and Slavery and Society at Rome (1994).
Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Clare College. He has published extensively on Greek history over several decades, including The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (Cambridge 1997, new edition 2002), Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past (2004, revised edition 2005), and most recently Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice (Cambridge, 2009).
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