Slaves and slavery in ancient Greece /

"In this book, Forsdyke uncovers the wide range of experiences of slaves in ancient Greece. By focusing on the perspectives of slaves themselves, rather than their owners, she gives voice to a group that is often rendered silent by the historical record. By reading ancient sources 'against...

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Author / Creator:Forsdyke, Sara, 1967- author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
©2021
Description:xv, 277 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Key themes in ancient history
Key themes in ancient history.
Subject:Slavery -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Slavery.
Greece -- History -- 146 B.C.-323 A.D.
Greece.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12707504
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ISBN:9781107032347
1107032342
9781107658899
1107658896
9781139505772
9781009064293
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"In this book, Forsdyke uncovers the wide range of experiences of slaves in ancient Greece. By focusing on the perspectives of slaves themselves, rather than their owners, she gives voice to a group that is often rendered silent by the historical record. By reading ancient sources 'against the grain,' and through careful deployment of comparative evidence from more recent slave-owning societies, she demonstrates that slaves engaged in a variety of strategies to deal with their conditions of enslavement, ranging from calculated accommodation to full-scale rebellion. Along the way, she demonstrates that slaves made a vital contribution to almost all aspects of Greek society. Above all, she shows that, despite often brutal treatment, slaves sometimes displayed great ingenuity in exploiting the tensions and contradictions within the system of slavery"--
Other form:Online version: Forsdyke, Sara, 1967- Slaves and slavery in ancient Greece Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021. 9781139505772

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