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Slavery in Ancient Rome

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The rise of Rome as an ancient super-power led to the capture and enslavement of hundreds of thousands of people from the areas it conquered, especially Greece, the Middle East, and modern-day France and Britain. Roman slavery differed from much later U.S. slavery because it was not based on race but was the expected fate of all those defeated in war (including Romans when they fell into enemy hands). Emory professor, Dr. Judith Evans Grubbs, will talk about what we know of the lives of these slaves, including their family relationships and opportunities for freedom.

About Dr. Judith Evans Grubbs

Judith Evans Grubbs, Ph.D., is a Betty Gage Holland Professor of Roman History at Emory University, where she has been teaching since 2010. She is a native of Atlanta (and an Emory alumna), but before returning to Emory, she taught at Sweet Briar College in Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis. Her teaching and research interests include Roman law and the family in ancient Rome, slavery in the Roman world, and the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://forsyth.libnet.info/website/event/2864840

Organizer

Forsyth County Public Library
Phone:
770-781-9840
Email:
gloverp@forsythpl.org
Website:
https://www.forsythpl.org

Venue

Post Road Library
5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Phone:
770-781-9840
Website:
https://www.forsythpl.org