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The perspectives and characteristics of specific historical periods are often reflected in the literary texts produced and circulated at the time. Dr Andrea Binsfeld, an Associate Professor at University of Luxembourg, has conducted several studies examining narratives of slavery in ancient texts, including novels and political discourses. Her analyses outline, from a different perspective, the deep impact that the institution of slavery had in Greek and Roman societies.

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This SciPod is a summary of the papers ‘Slavery and its narratives in ancient novels – stories of decline and fall’; and ‘Domynus and Tyrannos? Narratives of slavery in the political discourse of late antiquity’, Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture Series, 2021.

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