Manumission, Greek and Roman

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Manumission was the termination of the state of slavery – of the total domination and confinement of one person by another – and the annulment of his or her legal condition as property. Being freed, the slave became a subject of rights, but these were often limited.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient History
EditorsRachel Zelnick‐Abramovitz, Roger S Bagnall, Sabine R Huebner, Craige B Champion, Kai Brodersen
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ, USA
PublisherHoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781444338386
ISBN (Print)9781405179355
StatePublished - 2012


  • Law


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