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Books in the Philip Weltner Library Concerning Ancient Slavery

Images of Enslavement in Ancient Greece and Rome

Mosaic floor with slaves serving at a banquet, found in Dougga (3rd century AD). Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Roman collared slaves — Marble relief, from Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey), 200 CE, Ashmolean Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Seated woman adjusting her bracelet while her young slave opens a casket, funerary steel bearing the name of Glykylla. British Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Gynaeceum scene: A slave presents a baby to its mother. Red-figure lekythos, ca. 470-460 BC. From Eretria. National Archaelogical Musem, Athens, Greece. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Additional Resources

DVDs

Rome: Engineering an Empire / produced by KPI, History Television Network Productions; produced, written, and directed by Christopher Cassel.  DVD 3437

Using extensive state-of-the-art CGI animation, this documentary chronicles the spectacular as well as sordid history of the Roman Empire from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to its fall around 537 AD. The CGI animation gives the viewers an opportunity to see Rome's greatest structures the way the ancient Romans saw them. The insights of engineers, archaeologists, and historians add depth to segments on Hadrian's Wall, Caesar's Bridge, the aqueducts, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, and the remains of Emperor Nero's lavish Golden Palace for a rare look at how one of Rome's most notorious megalomaniacs lived. Also includes never-before-seen footage shot on a diving expedition in the water channels underneath the Colosseum, channels once used to flood the arena for mock naval battles.

Engineering an Empire [videorecording]: Greece / produced by KPI, History Television Network Productions; produced, written, and directed by Ted Poole.   DVD 3020

Christianity [videorecording]: The First Two Thousand Years / executive producer, Bram Roos; produced by Filmroos, Inc. for A & E Television Networks.   DVD 3407

Tracks the evolution of the Christian faith from the Crucifixion to the Crusades and from the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II. Draws on ancient texts, the Scriptures, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to historic sites to chronicle the events and personalities that shaped the history of Christianity.