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Jewish Slavery in Antiquity$
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Catherine Hezser

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.001.0001

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Power Relationships

Power Relationships

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(p.202) 9 Power Relationships
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Jewish Slavery in Antiquity
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Catherine Hezser (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0010

Although slaves constituted a danger for their masters in certain regards, masters retained an ultimate authority over their household dependants. This authority was executed by physically punishing their slaves. The physical violence indicated that masters had unlimited control over their slaves' bodies. The control of slave owners' anger, on the one hand, and the problem of slaves' obedience, on the other, constituted serious issues which were discussed by philosophers and regulated by Roman imperial legislation. The proper and improper punishment of slaves also concerned rabbis, whose suggestions resembled Roman law in some respects but also differed from it in important particulars, especially as far as the master's power over his slave's life and death is concerned.

Keywords:   masters, slaves, slavery, Roman law, punishment, rabbis, violence, power, master-slave relationships

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