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By Henrik Mouritsen

ISBN-10: 0521856132

ISBN-13: 9780521856133

ISBN-10: 110751908X

ISBN-13: 9781107519084

Freedmen occupied a fancy and sometimes troublesome position in Roman society among slaves at the one hand and freeborn electorate at the different. taking part in a really vital position within the monetary lifetime of the Roman international, they have been additionally a key software for replenishing or even expanding the dimensions of the citizen physique. This e-book offers an unique synthesis, for the 1st time masking either Republic and Empire in one quantity. whereas supplying updated discussions of most vital points of the phenomenon, the e-book additionally bargains a brand new figuring out of the perform of manumission, its position within the enterprise of slave labour and the Roman economic system, in addition to the deep-seated ideological matters to which it gave upward thrust. It locates the freedman in a broader social and monetary context, explaining the impressive acclaim for manumission within the Roman world.

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