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The Resource Work, identity, and legal status at Rome : a study of the occupational inscriptions, Sandra R. Joshel

Work, identity, and legal status at Rome : a study of the occupational inscriptions, Sandra R. Joshel

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Work, identity, and legal status at Rome : a study of the occupational inscriptions
Title
Work, identity, and legal status at Rome
Title remainder
a study of the occupational inscriptions
Statement of responsibility
Sandra R. Joshel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What was daily life like for a working man or woman in the Roman Empire? What was the meaning of labor for the laborer? Roman authors (who seldom were workers) depicted workers in ancient Rome but generally used stereotypes intended to amuse the upper class. "Common" men and women did write of their own lives, often poignantly and eloquently, in their epitaphs and votive dedications. At death they claimed the identity they had worked a lifetime to create. For many, the identity centered on occupation. In Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome, Sandra R. Joshel examines Roman commemorative inscriptions from the first and second centuries A.D. to determine ways in which slaves, freed slaves, and unprivileged freeborn citizens used work to frame their identities. ln the minutiae of the epitaphs and dedications she identifies the "language" of the inscriptions, through which the voiceless classes of Ancient Rome spoke. The inscriptions indicate the significance of work--as a source of community, a way to reframe the conditions of legal status, an assertion of activity against upper-class passivity, and a standard of assessment based on economic achievement rather than birth. Drawing on sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and women's history, this thoroughly documented volume illuminates the dynamics of work and slavery at Rome
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joshel, Sandra R.
Dewey number
305.5/62/0937
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4844
LC item number
.J67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oklahoma series in classical culture
Series volume
v. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor
  • Working class
  • Slaves
  • Occupations
  • Inscriptions, Latin
  • Arbeiders
  • Slaven (arbeid)
  • Beroepen
  • Inscripties
  • Inschrift
  • Berufsprestige
  • Rechtsstellung
  • Arbeiter
  • Römisches Recht
  • Rom
  • Latein
Label
Work, identity, and legal status at Rome : a study of the occupational inscriptions, Sandra R. Joshel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) 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
Control code
24629805
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780806124131
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91034749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1436507
Label
Work, identity, and legal status at Rome : a study of the occupational inscriptions, Sandra R. Joshel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) 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
Control code
24629805
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780806124131
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91034749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1436507

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