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By Matthew J. Perry

Gender, Manumission, and the Roman Freedwoman examines the unique challenge posed by means of the manumission of lady slaves in historical Rome. The sexual identities of a feminine slave and a feminine citizen have been essentially incompatible, because the former used to be mostly outlined through her sexual availability and the latter through her sexual integrity. for that reason, these comparing the manumission strategy had to reconcile a woman's reports as a slave with the expectancies and ethical rigor required of the feminine citizen. The determine of the freedwoman - fictionalized and actual - offers a unprecedented lens into the problem of ways Romans understood, debated, and skilled the sheer importance of the transition from slave to citizen, some of the social components that impinged upon this strategy, and the neighborhood stakes within the establishment of manumission.

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