In this book, Sandra Joshel offers a comprehensive overview of Roman slavery. Using a variety of sources, including literature, law, and material culture, she examines the legal condition of Roman slaves, traces the stages of the sale of slaves, analyzes the relations between slaves and slaveholders, and details the social and family lives of slaves. Based on rigorous scholarship,Slavery in the Roman World serves as a lively, accessible account to introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.
About the Author
Sandra Joshel is Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle. A scholar of Roman slavery, women, and gender, she is the author of Work, Identity and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions and editor (with Sheila Murnaghan) of Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture: Differential Equations and (with Margaret Malamud and Donald T. McGuire) Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture.