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History: Rome,Slaves

How many slaves were in Rome alone? Over 300,000 slaves
Sources of slaves -Parents in debt sometimes sold their kids as slaves -The children of slaves were automatically slaves. -People captured by pirates or bandits -Any prisoners of war
What types of slaves were there? -Some slaves worked on public building projects -Domestic slaves (in a domus) -Gladiators -Educated slaves (most commonly Greeks) were employed as teachers, secretaries and doctors -Mines and farms
What is manumission? Manumission is a slave owner releasing their slave after many years of good service
What was a runaway slave branded with? Their masters initials, this treatment caused rebellions
How many would a regular patrician have owned? Several dozen
Created by: KMcBride007