Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

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Edited by Michele George
Phoenix Supplementary Volumes
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2013
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304 Pages 49 Images
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Published Mar 2013
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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.

Michele George is an associate professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University.

Introduction
MICHELE GEORGE

1. Greek or Latin? The owner&rsquos choice of names for vernae in Rome
CHRISTER BRUUN

2. Slavery and Manumission in the Roman Elite: A Study of the Columbaria of the Volusii and the Statilii
HENRIK MOURITSEN

3. Reading the &lsquoPages&rsquo of the Domus Caesaris: Pueri Delicati, Slave Education, and the Graffiti of the Palatine Paedagogium
PETER KEEGAN

4. Geographies of Slave Containment and Movement
SANDRA R. JOSHEL

5. Working Models: Functional Art and Roman Conceptions of Slavery
NOEL LENSKI

6. Cupid Punished: Reflections on a Roman Genre Scene
MICHELE GEORGE

7. Slaves and Liberti in the Roman Army
NATALIE BOYMEL KAMPEN

References

List of Contributors

Inscriptions

Index Locorum General Index

Phoenix Supplementary Volumes

Illustrations follow

‘This is an engaging book. The case studies are valuable in their own right, and the best are models for emulation.’

K.R. Bradley, University of Toronto Quarterly vol 84:03:2015