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Funerary inscriptions in Pompeii. A study of Pompeian freed slaves

Graefin Zu Castell-Castell, Dorothea LU (2012) ARKM24 20121
Classical archaeology and ancient history
Abstract
Due to a German research project on slavery in antiquity, I became aware of the fact, that within the field of slavery and manumission a lot of research still needs to be done.
1 A university course on social identity inspired me later on and made me think about different identities; ‘being a slave’ was one of them. The habit of freeing slaves was so widely spread
during the late Roman Republic and the early Empire, that Emperor Augustus even introduced a law in order to restrict the numbers of manumission.
2 But what do we know about people that changed their identity in the middle or at the end of their lives? What do we know about the persons that suddenly became free individuals, free persons? The archaeological evidence concerning... (More)
Due to a German research project on slavery in antiquity, I became aware of the fact, that within the field of slavery and manumission a lot of research still needs to be done.
1 A university course on social identity inspired me later on and made me think about different identities; ‘being a slave’ was one of them. The habit of freeing slaves was so widely spread
during the late Roman Republic and the early Empire, that Emperor Augustus even introduced a law in order to restrict the numbers of manumission.
2 But what do we know about people that changed their identity in the middle or at the end of their lives? What do we know about the persons that suddenly became free individuals, free persons? The archaeological evidence concerning freedmen is abundant. Therefore I decided to
choose for this thesis a topic that combines questions of identity and research on freedmen. Another important factor was the wish to contribute something to the current research within this field and not only to review already known facts. (Less)
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author
Graefin Zu Castell-Castell, Dorothea LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM24 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Archaeology, epitaph, inscriptions, Pompeii, freedmen, tombs
language
English
id
2543910
date added to LUP
2012-06-19 08:40:16
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2017-06-12 10:05:10
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  abstract     = {Due to a German research project on slavery in antiquity, I became aware of the fact, that within the field of slavery and manumission a lot of research still needs to be done.
1 A university course on social identity inspired me later on and made me think about different identities; ‘being a slave’ was one of them. The habit of freeing slaves was so widely spread
during the late Roman Republic and the early Empire, that Emperor Augustus even introduced a law in order to restrict the numbers of manumission.
2 But what do we know about people that changed their identity in the middle or at the end of their lives? What do we know about the persons that suddenly became free individuals, free persons? The archaeological evidence concerning freedmen is abundant. Therefore I decided to
choose for this thesis a topic that combines questions of identity and research on freedmen. Another important factor was the wish to contribute something to the current research within this field and not only to review already known facts.},
  author       = {Graefin Zu Castell-Castell, Dorothea},
  keyword      = {Archaeology,epitaph,inscriptions,Pompeii,freedmen,tombs},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Funerary inscriptions in Pompeii. A study of Pompeian freed slaves},
  year         = {2012},
}