Gender, manumission, and the Roman freedwoman /

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Author / Creator:Perry, Matthew J., 1973-
Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Women slaves -- Rome -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Rome -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Slaves -- Emancipation.
Social conditions
Women slaves.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- History.
Rome (Empire)
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Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Gender, Manumission, and the Roman Freedwoman examines the distinct problem posed by the manumission of female slaves in ancient Rome. The sexual identities of a female slave and a female citizen were fundamentally incompatible, as the former was principally defined by her sexual availability and the latter by her sexual integrity. Accordingly, those evaluating the manumission process needed to reconcile a woman's experiences as a slave with the expectations and moral rigor required of the female citizen. The figure of the freedwoman - fictionalized and real - provides an extraordinary lens into the matter of how Romans understood, debated, and experienced the sheer magnitude of the transition from slave to citizen, the various social factors that impinged upon this process, and the community stakes in the institution of manumission.
Other form:Print version: Perry, Matthew J., 1973- Gender, manumission, and the Roman freedwoman 9781107040311