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Author Lewis, David M. (David Malcolm),
Title Greek slave systems in their Eastern Mediterranean context, c.800-146 BC / David M. Lewis.
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition First edition.

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Author Lewis, David M. (David Malcolm),
Subject Slavery -- Greece -- History.
Slavery -- Middle East -- History.
Slave trade -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Description 1 online resource
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Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and brief history of the issue -- Part I : Prolegomena -- 1. Ownership and the articulation of slave status in Greek and near eastern legal practice -- 2. The riddle of freedom -- 3. Status distinctions in Greece and the ancient Near East -- 4. Slave societies, societies with slaves -- Part II : Epichoric slave systems of the Greek world -- 5. The archaic Greek world -- 6. Helotic slavery in classical Sparta -- 7. Classical Crete -- 8. Classical Attica -- Part III : Slave systems fo the wider eastern Mediterranean world -- 9. Iron age II Israel -- 10. Assyria -- 11. Babylonia -- 12. The Persian Empire -- 13. Punic Carthage -- Part IV : Why slavery? -- 14. Differentials in the magnitude of slaveholding.
Summary The economic underpinnings of ancient Greek elite culture are explored in detail in this study of systems of slavery across the Greek world, which sets such practices in their broader Eastern Mediterranean context to highlight points of resemblance and contrast and shed light on the complex circumstances from which Greek slavery emerged.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198769941
9780191082610 (electronic bk.)
0191082619 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1044735061
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, David M. Greek slave systems in their Eastern Mediterranean context, c.800-146 BC. Cary : Oxford University Press 2018 9780198769941 (OCoLC)1040023689

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