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LATN 30102 - Slavery and Literature in Ancient Rome

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
SLAVERY AND LITERATURE IN ANCIENT ROME This course explores the history of slavery in Rome and also the challenges inherent in writing that history. It focuses on a close study of key sources for slavery in the Republic and the Empire along with recent scholarship on slavery. It asks: What are the advantages and disadvantages of literary texts as sources for the history of Roman slavery? What do literary texts reveal about where slaves came from and their experiences? [AH]