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Title: Not Wholly Free: The Concept of Manumission and the Status of Manumitted Slaves in the Ancient Greek World
Author: Zelnick-Abramovitz, R
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004145856
Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 392
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Not Wholly Free is a comprehensive study of manumission in the Greek world, based on a thorough appraisal of the extant evidence and on a careful examination of manumission terminology. This study presents manumission as a manifestation of social concepts and relations, involving reciprocity and ongoing obligations and reflected by the language and details of manumission acts.This book investigates the phenomenon of manumission in all its aspects and features, by analyzing modes of manumission, its terminology, the group composition of manumittors and freed slaves, motivation, procedures and conditions of manumission, legal actions and laws concerning manumitted slaves, and the latter's legal status and position in society.