Title
Child slaves at work in Roman antiquity Child slaves at work in Roman antiquity
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
Leuven :Peeters ,
Subject
History
Source (journal)
Ancient society. - Leuven, 1970, currens
Volume/pages
38(2008) , p. 235-283
ISSN
0066-1619
1783-1334
vabb
c:vabb:150649
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Making use of literary, legal, epigraphical and papyrological sources, this article aims at offering a comprehensive survey of instances of labour carried out by child slaves in Roman times. The evidence offered by archaeology, osteology and iconography is also taken into account. The child slaves jobs and tasks are categorized and the various cases are commented upon. In the end, it turns out that the subject is not only revelatory with regard to the living conditions of young slaves and concepts of slavery, but also the everyday reality of children and Roman concepts of childhood in general.
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