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W. V. Harris

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199595167

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.001.0001

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Towards a Study of the Roman Slave Trade

Towards a Study of the Roman Slave Trade


(p.57) 3 Towards a Study of the Roman Slave Trade
Rome's Imperial Economy

W. V. Harris

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the relative importance of various sources of slaves in the Roman Empire in the period 50 BC to AD 150. It then attempts to set out what can be known or reasonably conjectured about the trade in slaves in this same period, especially large-scale and long-distance trade, and about the men who conducted it.

Keywords:   Rome, slavery, slaves, Roman Empire, slave trade, slave traders

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