Reconstructing the Slave: The Image of the Slave in Ancient Greece (BOK)

Kelly L. Wrenhaven

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Although the importance of slavery to Greek society has long been recognised, 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, Reconstructing the Slave stresses that this was not the primary purpose of these images, which reveal more about how slave-owners perceived or wanted to perceive slaves than the reality of slavery. Through an examination of lexical, visual and literary representations of slaves, the book considers how the image of the slave was used to justify, reinforce and naturalize slavery in ancient Greece.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Kelly L. Wrenhaven
Forlag
Macmillan DMACDIS Orphans
ISBN 9780715638026
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 470 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Classical history / classical civilisation, Slavery & abolition of slavery