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Roman Slavery. By Shane Maher. Becoming A Slave. Prisoners of War Italian tribes Carthage Greece Macedonia Gaul Other eastern Provinces. Slave Markets. Expensive: Young Men Cooks Vernae Beautiful Slaves Quaestor Sub hasta venire or sub corona venire Contubernia Aediles Caps

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roman slavery

Roman Slavery

By Shane Maher

becoming a slave
Becoming A Slave
  • Prisoners of War
  • Italian tribes
  • Carthage
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
  • Gaul
  • Other eastern Provinces
slave markets
Slave Markets
  • Expensive:
  • Young Men
  • Cooks
  • Vernae
  • Beautiful Slaves
  • Quaestor
  • Sub hasta venire or sub corona venire
  • Contubernia
  • Aediles
  • Caps
  • Scrolls
jobs for slaves
Jobs For Slaves
  • Household:
  • Heating the Hypocaust
  • Dressing the Master
  • Walk Children to School
  • Clean the Villa
  • Tidy the Garden
  • Washing Clothes
  • Carrying the Master in a Litter
  • Dry Family after Bath
  • Supply With constant food and Drink
  • Walk Guests Home
  • Farm Slaves
  • Took care of Farm during war
  • Did field work
  • Collect Grain
  • Plow Fields
  • Olives
  • Grapes
  • Wheat
freedom rebellions and freedmen
Freedom, Rebellions, and Freedmen
  • Slaves had to make up what they were bought for
  • Freed By Master
  • 3 notable rebellions
  • Spartacus
  • Eunus “King Antiochus”
  • Kleon
  • Athenian
  • Salvius
  • Result was crucifixion
  • Freedmen
  • Took orders from former masters
  • Could not hold office
  • Could not marry former masters
  • Sometimes developed lives
spartacus
Spartacus
  • Trained by army
  • Was a Slave
  • Was a gladiator
  • He and 2 Gallic Gladiators led revolt
  • 200 Gladiators
  • 80 escaped
  • Formed a band of 70,000 slaves
  • Hid in alps
  • Planned escape
  • Fought Crassus in Spain
  • Body never found
roman slaves vs american slaves
Roman Slaves VS. American Slaves
  • Roman Slaves were prisoners of war
  • American Slaves were captured from Africa
  • American Slaves commonly worked in fields
  • Roman Slaves worked fields, clothed their Masters, carried their Masters, and many other chores
  • American Slaves escaped through the underground railroador bought their freedom
  • Roman Slaves killed themselves, were released, or bought their freedoms
  • American Slaves were eventually freed by President Abraham Lincoln
  • Roman Slaves were always slaves
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.unrv.com/culture/roman-slavery.php
  • http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/roman_slaves.htm
  • http://www.classicsunveiled.com/romel/html/slavery.html
  • http://historylink102.com/Rome/roman-farming.htm
  • http://www.hadrians.com/rome/romans/sources/roman_transport.html
  • http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/slavesandslavery/a/spartacus.htm
  • http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/people/freedmen.htm
  • http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/scripts/sia/gallery.cgi
  • http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/CGPrograms/Cast/ASP/Cast.asp?CastNo=D118
  • http://usslave.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
  • http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/slaves_freemen.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus
  • http://libcom.org/history/many-enemies-there-are-slaves%E2%80%99-spartacus-politics-servile-rebellion-late-republic
  • http://www.crystalinks.com/romeslavery.html
  • http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/index8.html