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Slavery and manumission

Lewis, David

Authors

David Lewis



Contributors

Edward Harris
Editor

Mirko Canevaro
Editor

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the legal contours of slavery in the ancient Greek world, looking at Homer and Hesiod, Gortyn, Sparta, Athens, and Ptolemaic Egypt. It concludes with an overview of manumission law.

Citation

Lewis, D. Slavery and manumission. In E. Harris, & M. Canevaro (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Law. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199599257.013.21

Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 5, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Law
ISBN 9780199599257
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199599257.013.21
Keywords Slavery, property, ownership, law, manumission, freedmen, Gortyn, Athens, Sparta
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50763
Publisher URL http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199599257.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199599257-e-21

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