Oxford Scholarly Classics brings together a number of great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in a uniform series design, they will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the last century.
Oxford Scholarly Classics brings together a number of great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press.
Author: Susan Treggiari
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
A major work on the power of the crowd
Writing to the people of the Thessalian city of Larissa in 214 , he encouraged them to be generous with their citizenship and drew to their attention the fact that when the Romans freed slaves , they gave them citizenship.23 That the ...
Author: Fergus Millar
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Includes new introduction dated July 1994.
The influx of slaves and concomitant manumission produced a large number of freedmen in the city . ... and to areas outside Italy ; debt slavery was illegal in the late Republic and instances of evasion of the laws were probably rare .
Author: Erich S. Gruen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
John D'Arms explores here a question of central importance for the social economic history of the Roman world: which sectors of society were actively engaged in trade? In the late Roman Republic and early Empire senators were prohibited by law from direct participation in seaborne commerce; trade was not considered a respectable pursuit. Yet large fortunes were amassed by men of rank through a variety of lucrative enterprises. Exploiting the evidence of literature, archaeology, and inscription, D'Arms constructs case histories which reveal how senators realized commercial profits by indirect involvement: freedmen, municipal notables, and "friends" often served as the equivalent of partners or agents of aristocrats with large holdings in land. In demonstrating a flexibility in upper-class attitudes toward commercial activity, he offers a study in the adaptation of a social system to economic realities.
John D'Arms explores here a question of central importance for the social economic history of the Roman world: which sectors of society were actively engaged in trade?
Author: John H. D'Arms
In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on the Gold Age of Roman literature. Providing comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic and the Augustan age, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political and military developments in the Roman Republic and Augustan age (509 BC – AD 14) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic and early empire. Students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this new edition invaluable at all levels of study.
In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus.
Author: Matthew Dillon
Freedmen occupied a complex and often problematic place in Roman society between slaves on the one hand and freeborn citizens on the other. Playing an extremely important role in the economic life of the Roman world, they were also a key instrument for replenishing and even increasing the size of the citizen body. This book presents an original synthesis, for the first time covering both Republic and Empire in a single volume. While providing up-to-date discussions of most significant aspects of the phenomenon, the book also offers a new understanding of the practice of manumission, its role in the organisation of slave labour and the Roman economy, as well as the deep-seated ideological concerns to which it gave rise. It locates the freedman in a broader social and economic context, explaining the remarkable popularity of manumission in the Roman world.
Torelli, M. (1966), 'II frontone', in Sculture municipal! dell'area sabellica tra I'eta di Cesare e quella di Nerone (Studi Miscellanei 10: 1963— 1964) 72-84. ... Treggiari, S. (1969a), Roman Freedmen during the Late Republic (Oxford).
Author: Henrik Mouritsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
TAYLOR, A. M. The Development of Civilization, 237. TOYNBEE, Arnold. The Crucible of Christianity, 117. TRAINA, Alfonso. Vortit barbare, 23o. TREGGIARI, Susan. Roman Freedmen during the Late Republic, I 12. Usher, Stephen.
Category: Classical antiquities
This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history? Alföldy’s approach brings social structure much closer to political development, following the changes in social institutions in parallel with the broader political milieu. He deals with specific problems in seven periods: Archaic Rome, the Republic down to the Second Punic War, the structural change of the second century BC, the end of the Republic, the Early Empire, the crisis of the third century AD and the Late Empire. Excellent bibliographical notes specify the most important works on each subject, making it useful to the graduate student and scholar as well as to the advanced and well-informed undergraduate.
Participation of slaves in the political conflicts and civil wars of the Late Republic: J. Annequin and M. Létroublon, in Actes du Colloque 1972 sur l'esclavage (BesançonParis, 1974), 211ff.; N. Rouland, Les esclaves romains en temps de ...
Author: Dr Geza Alfoldy
This Sourcebook contains a comprehensive collection of sources on the topic of the social history of the Roman world during the late Republic and the first two centuries AD. Designed to form the basis for courses in Roman social history, this excellent resource covers original translations from sources such as inscriptions, papyri, and legal texts. Topics include: social inequality and class games, gladiators and attitudes to violence the role of slaves in Roman society economy and taxation the Roman legal system the Roman family and gender roles. Including extensive explanatory notes, maps and bibliographies, this Sourcebook is the ideal resource for all students and teachers embarking on a course in Roman social history.
This Sourcebook contains a comprehensive collection of sources on the topic of the social history of the Roman world during the late Republic and the first two centuries AD. Designed to form the basis for courses in Roman social history, ...
Author: Tim Parkin
Like coinage, bullion, financial instruments and a variety of commodities played an important role in Rome's monetary system. This book examines how the availability of such assets affected the demand for coinage and the development of the late Republican economy.
Treggiari, Susan, 1969. Roman Freedmen during the Late Republic, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ——, 1999. “The Careful Paterfamilias' Views on Agrarian Investment,” Journal of Roman Archaeology 12, 737–744. Tucker, I. B., 1997.
Author: David B. Hollander
Category: Literary Criticism