The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity
American Philosophical Society, 1955 - Philosophy - 180 pages
Greek slavery from Homer to the Persian wars -- From the Persian wars to Alexander : slave supply and slave numbers -- From the Persian wars to Alexander : slave employment and legal aspects of slavery -- From the Persian wars to Alexander : the social setting of polis slavery -- The eastern Mediterranean lands from Alexander to Augustus : the Delphic manumissions : slave origins, economic and legal approaches -- The eastern area from Alexander to Augustus : basic differences between pre-Greek and Greek slavery -- Slavery in Hellenistic Egypt : pharaonic tradition and Greek intrusions -- War and slavery in the West to 146 B.C. -- The Roman republic : praedial slavery, piracy, and slave revolts -- The later republic : the slave and the Roman familia -- The later republic : social and legal position of slaves -- Slavery under the Roman empire to Constantine the Great : sources and numbers of slaves -- The Roman Empire in the West : economic aspects of slavery -- Slavery under the Roman Empire : the provenance of slaves, how sold and prices paid -- The Roman Empire : living conditions and social life of slaves -- Imperial slaves and freedmen of the emperors : amelioration of slavery -- The moral implications of imperial slavery and the "decline" of ancient culture -- In the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire -- From Diocletian to Justinian : problems os slavery -- From Diocletian to Justinian : the eastern and the western developments -- From Diocletian to Justinian : leveling of position between free workers and slaves -- Upon slavery and Christianity -- Conclusion.
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The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity: Memoirs of the American ...
William Linn Westermann
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Page 162 - The great transitions are due to a coincidence of forces derived from both sides of the world, its physical and its spiritual natures.
Page 150 - But when the fulness of time came God sent his Son, born of a woman...
Page 5 - ... it sometimes appears singly with the meaning of "slave" in the loose usage of classical authors.
Page 23 - ... course, did not mean a complete absence of negative evaluations of black people. Slaves, Slavery, and Prejudice Commenting on the institution of slavery in the Greek city-states, William L. Westermann, a distinguished classicist, makes an observation of some importance to students of race relations: Granting that slave status in general was an unenviable condition, there are many indications that deeper racial and class antipathies, such as those based upon differences of skin coloring, were...
Page 43 - If an obligation came due against a seignior and he sold the services of his wife, his son, or his daughter, or he has been bound over to service, they shall work in the house of their purchaser or obligee for three years, with their freedom reestablished in the fourth year.
Page 96 - Ephesi singulos servos, nonnunquam alius declinat nomen ab eo qui vendit, Artemidorus, atque Artemam appellat, alius a regione quod ibi emit, ab lonia lona, alius quod Ephesi, Ephesium, sie alius ab alia aliqua re, ut visum cst.
Page xi - Greek Papyri, Series II. New Classical Fragments and other Greek and Latin Papyri, by BP Grenfell and AS Hunt Gr.
Page 3 - London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. ; New York, Alfred A. Knopf.
Page 167 - The Myth of Salvation in Ancient Slave Society," Science and Society 15 (1951): 57-60. For a review of slavery in Christian thought see Davis, The Problem of Slavery, esp. chaps. 3 and 4. 140. JG Davies, "Christianity: The Early Church," in RC Zaehner, ed., The Concise Encyclopedia of Living Faiths (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959), p.