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Reconstructing the slave : the image of the slave in ancient Greece

Author: Kelly L Wrenhaven
Publisher: London : Bristol Classical Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the importance of slavery to Greek society has long been recognized, most studies have primarily drawn upon representations of slaves as sources of evidence for the historical institution, while there has been little consideration of what the representations can tell us about how the Greeks perceived slaves and why. Although historical reality clearly played a part in the way slaves were represented,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly L Wrenhaven
ISBN: 9780715638026 0715638025
OCLC Number: 751834744
Description: ix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The language of slavery. The terminology ; Speaking slaves ; Addressing slaves --
The body of the slave. Judging a book by its cover : physiognomy and environmental determinism ; The slave body : fit for abuse ; The image of the slave in Greek art --
The good slave. Domestic slaves on Attic tombstones ; Good domestic slaves in Athenian tragedy ; The collectible nurse --
War captives and the natural slave : Euripides and Aristotle on slavery. War captives in Euripides' Trojan War plays ; Aristotle's natural slave.
Other Titles: Image of the slave in ancient Greece
Responsibility: Kelly L. Wrenhaven.

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Through an examination of lexical, visual and literary representations of slaves, this book considers how the image of the slave was used to justify, reinforce and naturalize slavery in ancient  Read more...
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Wrenhaven makes a valuable contribution to the field: given the breadth of material she covers and the clarity of her prose, her book will be of interest to anyone working on ancient slavery and will Read more...

 
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