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Slaves and other objects, Page duBois

Label
Slaves and other objects
Title
Slaves and other objects
Statement of responsibility
Page duBois
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Page duBois, a classicist known for her daring and originality, turns in this new book to one of the most troubling subjects in the study of antiquity: the indispensability of slaves in ancient Greece. DuBois argues that every object and text in the world of ancient Greece bears the marks of slavery and the need to reiterate the distinction between slave and free. And yet the ubiquity of slaves in ancient societies has been overlooked by scholars who idealize antiquity, misconstrued by those who view slavery through the lens of race, and obscured by the split between historical and philological approaches to the classics. DuBois begins her study by exploring the material culture of slavery, including how most museum exhibits erase the presence of slaves in the classical world. Shifting her focus to literature, she considers the place of slaves in Plato's Meno, Aristotle's Politics, Aesop's Fables, Aristophanes' Wasps, and Euripides' Orestes. She contends throughout that portraying the difference between slave and free as natural was pivotal to Greek concepts of selfhood and political freedom, and that scholars who idealize such concepts too often fail to recognize the role that slavery played in their articulation. Opening new lines of inquiry into ancient culture, Slaves and Other Objects will enlighten classicists and historians alike
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DuBois, Page
Dewey number
305.5/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1234
LC item number
.D83 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery in art
  • Greece
  • Slavernij
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Cultuur
  • Letterkunde
  • Grieks
  • Escravidão (história)
  • Civilização grega
  • Esclaves
  • Esclavage dans la littérature
  • Esclavage dans l'art
  • Sklaverei
Label
Slaves and other objects, Page duBois
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Slave Body
  • II.
  • Texts
  • 5.
  • Slavery as Metaphor, Slavery and Freedom
  • 6.
  • The Woman Enslaved
  • 7.
  • The Slave Plato
  • I.
  • 8.
  • Aesop the Fabulist
  • 9.
  • On Aristotle: Or, The Political Theory of Possessive Mastery
  • 10.
  • Irate Greek Masters and Their Slaves: The Politics of Anger
  • Epilogue: Material World
  • Objects
  • 1.
  • Communicationg with the Dead: Slaves and Everyday Life
  • 2.
  • Greeks in the Museum
  • 3.
  • Dildos
Control code
50905967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780226167879
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50905967
Label
Slaves and other objects, Page duBois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Slave Body
  • II.
  • Texts
  • 5.
  • Slavery as Metaphor, Slavery and Freedom
  • 6.
  • The Woman Enslaved
  • 7.
  • The Slave Plato
  • I.
  • 8.
  • Aesop the Fabulist
  • 9.
  • On Aristotle: Or, The Political Theory of Possessive Mastery
  • 10.
  • Irate Greek Masters and Their Slaves: The Politics of Anger
  • Epilogue: Material World
  • Objects
  • 1.
  • Communicationg with the Dead: Slaves and Everyday Life
  • 2.
  • Greeks in the Museum
  • 3.
  • Dildos
Control code
50905967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780226167879
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50905967

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