Bryson's Management of the Estate (Oikonomikos Logos) offers advice on the key private concerns of the Roman elite: getting rich, managing slaves, love and marriage, and bringing up children. This estate owner is a farmer and a merchant, making his money through good and effective business. His wife is co-owner of the estate and their love promotes material prosperity. Their child needs twenty-four hour supervision in 'all his affairs'. Bryson's book was almost certainly written in the mid-first century AD, but survives mainly in Arabic. It had a profound effect on Islamic thinking on the economy and on marriage, but is virtually unknown to classicists. This new edition of the text together with the first English translation will appeal to Roman social and economic historians, students of imperial Greek literature and all those interested in the development of Greco-Roman thought in the Islamic empire of the Middle Ages.Read more
- A key new primary source for Roman social history translated into English for the first time
- New textual material is presented both in the original languages and in translation
- Contributes new evidence to the history of the text's reception in the Islamic world
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- Date Published: September 2016
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107615137
- length: 588 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 31 mm
- weight: 0.84kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. English Translation of Bryson's Management of the Estate
Part II. Background:
2. Text and transmission
Part III. Economy:
Appendix. Ibn Butlān's General Treatise on Slaves
Part IV. Family:
5. The wife
6. The boy
Appendix I. 'Plato's Exhortation Concerning the Education of Young Men'
Appendix II. 'Letter of Theano to Euboule'
Part V. Texts and translations of Bryson.
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