Roman Slavery: Cruelty and Opportunity
Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Rise of Rome
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Rome is one of only a few civilizations throughout history to be a true slave state. Here, learn where Roman slaves came from and find out about the nature of their servitude—including what daily life was like for many slaves. Then look at ways slaves could buy or earn freedom, and what life was like for freed slaves.