Slavery and Freedom
Lecture no. 22 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization
Taught by Professor Jeremy McInerney | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Slaves were ubiquitous in classical Greece; even the poorest citizens owned slaves because the amount of time needed for participation in democratic government meant that the eleutheros, the free man, needed to have others do his domestic tasks. How did the Greeks reconcile the ideal of democracy with the practice of slavery?