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32. Roman Slavery
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How did the determination of Roman slavery differ from slavery as determined by other cultures?
Roman slavery was determined by status as opposed to by race or ethnicity.
State two characteristics of Roman slavery
One could fall into slavery
One could be freed from slavery.
State the gamut of slavery.
Lowly manual labour to exalted educator
State five sources of slaves.
Prisoners of war
Children of slaves
Piracy and brigandage
Characterize the treatment of slaves.
Treated according to the whim of the owner
By what means was the slave class kept divide amongst itself?
Through a hierarchy of status:
State two rules regarding slave sexual associations.
Slaves could not marry, but could form bonds. Children of slaves became slaves
Children of slaves and free unions where generally considered to be slaves.
State the law which demonstrates a latent fear felt by masters against slaves.
If a slave killed a master, all the slaves owned by that master were to be put to death.
State the term use for the freeing of slaves.
State the law concerning office holding that applied to slaves.
The family of a free slave could not hold office until the third generation after freedom was granted.
State the relationship between freed slaves and their former owners.
Freed slaves became clients of their former owners and generally carried out the same duties that they carried out as slaves.
Why did Romans free slaves?
As an incentive for the slave to be loyal and to do good work.
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