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Slaves douloi and metics metoikoi

Slaves (δοῦλοι, douloi)andMetics (μέτοικοι, metoikoi)


Consider the following
Consider the following …

  • Are there any justifications in your mind for the Greeks to create and sustain a system of slavery over hundreds of years? What rationale might they have used to justify the enslavement of other human beings and their categorization as property?

  • Did the Greeks treat metics with sufficient fairness and equality, and does the treatment of metics resemble contemporary attitudes towards non-citizens in a society?


Laborer

Wet-nurse

Courtesan (hetaira))

Slavery in Greece: the life of a δοῦλος (doulos)

Legal proscriptions

War captive

Military aide

Artisan / Craftsman


ὁ ἄνθρωπος φύσει πολιτικὸν ζῷον (ho anthroposphuseipolitikonzōion)“man is by nature a creature of the polis” (Arist.Politics 1253a2)


Consider the following1
Consider the following … ζῷον

  • Are there any justifications in your mind for the Greeks to create and sustain a system of slavery over hundreds of years? What rationale might they have used to justify the enslavement of other human beings and their categorization as property?

  • Did the Greeks treat metics with sufficient fairness and equality, and does the treatment of metics resemble contemporary attitudes towards non-citizens in a society?


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