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Les statuts de travail des esclaves et des affranchis dans les grands ports du monde romain (Ier siècle av. J.-C.-IIe siècle apr. J.-C.)

Nicolas Tran 1, 2
Abstract : This article investigates the working identities of slaves and freedmen involved in the economies of Roman ports between the first century BCE and the second century CE. Textual evidence (from manuscripts to more diverse epigraphic productions) reveals the great diversity that predominated within these social categories. This heterogeneity was related to the level of technical difficulty involved in the tasks that were performed and thus to workers’ professional skills, as was the case in other urban economies. Nevertheless, factors specific to port economies, particularly with regard to long-distance trade, were also important. The opposition between unskilled workers and trusted agents represents only a part of this broad spectrum. The complexity that can be observed lies in the lack of correspondence — or even the dissonance — between the legal, social, and work statuses of individuals.
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Nicolas Tran. Les statuts de travail des esclaves et des affranchis dans les grands ports du monde romain (Ier siècle av. J.-C.-IIe siècle apr. J.-C.). Annales. Histoire, Sciences sociales, Armand Colin, 2013, 68 (4), pp.999-1025. ⟨10.1017/S0395264900015080⟩. ⟨halshs-01369779⟩

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