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Department
Classics
Course
CLA233H1
Professor
Michael J.Dewar
Semester
Winter

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Slaves and Freedmen(lecture #4). 1/17/2013 7:06:00 AM Slaves: -Normal in ancient society around the world. -Roman slavery is different from other ancient society. -In Rome, when a slave was freed, he automatically become a roman citizen. -By 100 AD, half of Rome population was slaves or slave desandence. -City of Rome require vast amount of slaves, most of those slaves are form east(like Greece). -Julius Caesar invaded Gaul, 1 million Gallic people became slaves. -After, most slaves are the outcome of trade but not wars. -High proportion of the slaves come into the market. -Selling the children to slaves could be a option. -Some people came into slavery and after 20 or 30 years when they were sent free, they would become Roman citizens. -Everybody have to be on duty for the “Pater Familias”. -Slavery is a legal system. -The files of the Roman society-there’s no records. -The educated slaves were probably sent free relatively early. -A slavery is equal to a cart in Roman law. -Sell whatever superfluous to feed the family, that is “Pater Familias”.(Cato the Elder’s p
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