Roman Slavery in Theory and Practice

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Roman Slavery in Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Ethics, European Studies, History, Justice Studies, Literature, Peace and Conflict, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Roman slaves were many things at once. In legal terms they could be defined as ?tools with voices?; but at the same time they were often trusted servants, lovers, friends, professional advisers and potential citizens. This course begins by examining the various roles played by slaves in Roman society, both en masse and as individuals, from their appearances in law and literature to their presence in everyday life. It then makes use of modern theory to ask how slaves were understood by the Romans themselves, and how we might understand Roman slavery today.

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