Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination by William FitzgeraldSlavery and the Roman Literary Imagination by William Fitzgerald

Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination

byWilliam Fitzgerald

Paperback | March 13, 2000

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This book deals with the ways in which the ancient Roman literary imagination explored the phenomenon of slavery. It asks what the free imagination made of the experience of living with slaves, beings who both were and were not fellow humans. The book covers the full range of Roman literature, and is arranged thematically. It discusses the ideological relation of Roman literature to the institution of slavery, and also the ways in which slavery provided a metaphor for other relationships and experiences, and in particular for literature itself.
Title:Slavery and the Roman Literary ImaginationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:March 13, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521779693

ISBN - 13:9780521779692


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The other self: proximity and symbiosis; 2. Punishment: license, (self-) control and fantasy; 3. Slaves between the free; 4. Slavery and the continuum of (servile) relationships; 5. Enslavement and metamorphosis; Epilogue.

Editorial Reviews

"...a provocative guide to what slavery can tell us about Roman literature and should do much to stimulate further research." Bryn Mawr Classical Review