10930 Slavery in Ancient History 1
Credits: 6 advanced credits in Ancient History or in Ancient History of the Jewish People
Prerequisites: 36 credits, including one course in Ancient History or in Ancient History of the Jewish People. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.
Author: David Rokeah; Scientific editor: Raz Mustigman
The course focuses on the phenomenon of slavery in antiquity, when it was a central and firmly established part of the daily life of many peoples and had an influence on society, the economy and spiritual life.
Topics: Slavery: vocabulary and sources; The attitude toward manual labor and a survey of slaves’ occupations; Masters’ treatment of slaves and relations within their “families”; Attitudes toward slavery held by Jews, pagans and Christians; Slave rebellions: events, causes and aims; The image of slaves; Familial and economic factors in the lives of slaves.
1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.