What were four limitations faced by slaves in the Roman world?
1) complete obedience to master 2.) inability to make decisions by themselves including the choice to marry 3.) could not own personal possessions 4.) master's choice on how well or badly he choses to treat the slaves- they are possesions
How did Romans view slaves?
as a normal and necessary part of life
How were color and slavery connected in Roman times?
race and slavery were not connected; people of different colors were slaves
How were slaves' lives intertwined with free men?
1) interacted with them- found working together alot 2) didn't live separately from free-people 3) lived in same house as master
What were 3 ways to become a slave?
1) born into/ sold yourself into slavery 2) captured by pirates 3) prisoner of war
What was the ratio of slaves to free citizens during the 1st Century AD in Italy?
3 slaves for every 5 free citizens
How many slaves did wealthy citizens own?
hundreds, even thousands
Caecilius owned how many slaves?
at least a dozen
What was so special about Pedanius Secundus?
he owned 400 slaves
What was one job carried out by publicly owned slaves?
bath and aqueduct maintainance
What were 4 areas where publicly owned slaves worked in town?