CLASS 2807

CLASS 2807

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

From democratic Athens to imperial Rome, the ancient economies of Greece and Rome ran on slave labor and slavery pervaded all areas of life: farming; industry; families; the civil service; police; and more. This course examines Athens and Rome as slave societies and how slavery was integrated into all social structures and accepted as normal. We will address the following topics: definitions of slavery (including chattel slavery, eventually the predominant form of servitude); the sources and numbers of slaves; the slave mode of production and the ancient economy; the treatment of slaves; resistance to slavery and slave revolts; emancipation and the position of freed people; the social position of slaves; the family life of slaves; slavery and the law (civil and natural); slaves in literature.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16107 CLASS 2807   LEC 001