The Slave in Greece and Rome by Jean AndreauThe Slave in Greece and Rome by Jean Andreau

The Slave in Greece and Rome

byJean Andreau, Raymond DescatTranslated byMarion Leopold

Paperback | December 20, 2011

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Jean Andreau and Raymond Descat break new ground in this comparative history of slavery in Greece and Rome. Focusing on slaves’ economic role in society, their crucial contributions to Greek and Roman culture, and their daily and family lives, the authors examine the different ways in which slavery evolved in the two cultures. Accessible to both scholars and students, this book provides a detailed overview of the ancient evidence and the modern debates surrounding the vast and largely invisible populations of enslaved peoples in the classical world.

Jean Andreau is professor of history at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Raymond Descat is professor of history at the University of Bordeaux. 
Title:The Slave in Greece and RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 20, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299283747

ISBN - 13:9780299283742

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Table of Contents


1 What Is a Slave?   

2 The Earliest Forms of Slavery   

3 A Slave Population   

4 The Slave and Economic Life   

5 The Slave in the Household and in the City   

6 Escaping Slavery   

7 Slavery at the End of the Western Empire   




Editorial Reviews

“Andreau and Descat have taken on a difficult task in their effort not only to discuss over one thousand years of slavery but also to synthesize and contextualize what is often very problematic source material, produced by two societies which were not terribly interested in any sort of systematic discussion of slavery. The end result is an eminently readable study, which also serves as an exemplary model of comparative history.”—New England Classical Journal