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Published 2005
Not wholly free : the concept of manumission and the status of manumitted slaves in the ancient Greek world /

: 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. R. Zelnick-Abramovitz 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. A very important work for all those interested in social history of ancient Greece , slavery, and manumission, as well as ancient historians and classical philologists.
: 1 online resource (vi, 385 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-356) and indexes. : 9789047408178 : 0169-8958 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
Taxing freedom in Thessalian manumission inscriptions /

: In Taxing Freedom Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz examines manumission inscriptions from Hellenistic and Roman Thessaly, which record payments made to the poleis by manumitted slaves. In this original study the author explores the purpose of and the motivation behind these payments, apparently exacted as a federal impost, and places them in a wider historical and economic context. Based on a close examination of the epigraphic and literary evidence, Taxing Freedom offers important insights into the nature and extent of slavery and manumission in Hellenistic and Roman Thessaly, the Thessalian fiscal machinery, and the ways by which Thessalian poleis intervened in the economic life of their citizens to secure revenues.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 176 pages) : illustrations, mappages. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004256620 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.