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    DescriptionThe enormous size of the Roman empire and the length of time it endured call for an understanding of the institutions which sustained it. In this book, Keith Hopkins, who is both classicist and sociologist, uses various sociological concepts and methods to gain new insights into how traditional Roman institutions changed as the Romans acquired their empire. He examines the chain reactions resulting from increased wealth; various aspects of slavery, especially manumission and the cost of freedom; the curious phenomenon of the political power wielded by eunuchs at court; and in the final chapter he discusses the Roman emperor's divinity and the circulation of untrue stories, which were a currency of the political system. Professor Hopkins has developed an exciting approach to social questions in antiquity and his book should be of interest to all students of ancient history and of historical sociology.


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    Title
    Conquerors and Slaves: Conquerors and Slaves v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith Hopkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521281812
    ISBN 10: 0521281814
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFS
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC19: 305.0937
    DC22: 306.09376
    LC classification: HT863 .H66 1981
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, map, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    26 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of plates; List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Abbreviations; Maps; 1. Conquerors and slaves: the impact of conquering an empire on the political economy of Italy; 2. The growth and practice of slavery in Roman times; 3. Between slavery and freedom: on freeing slaves at Delphi; 4. The political power of eunuchs; 5. Divine emperors or the symbolic unity of the Roman empire; Bibliography; Supplementary bibliography; Index of subjects; Index of proper names.