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Roman Inequality Affluent Slaves, Businesswomen, Legal Fictions

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ISBN-10: 0197687342

ISBN-13: 9780197687345

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edward E. Cohen

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Roman Inequality explores how in Rome in the first and second centuries CE a number of male and female slaves, and some free women, prospered in business amidst a population of generally impoverished free inhabitants and of impecunious enslaved residents. Edward E. Cohen focuses on two anomalies to which only minimal academic attention has been previously directed: (1) the paradox of a Roman economy dependent on enslaved entrepreneurs who functioned, and often achieved considerable personal affluence, within a legal system that supposedly deprived unfree persons of all legal capacity and human rights; (2) the incongruity of the importance and accomplishments of Roman businesswomen, both…    
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2023
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 9.33" wide x 6.42" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Edward Cohen lives in Venice, California, where he is a freelance writer and filmmaker. Previously he was head writer and executive producer for Mississippi Educational Television, where he wrote numerous award-winning documentaries.