Roman Slavery Essay

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For more than 1000 years, the slavery has subsisted from an era of many powerful empires; Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and eventually Rome. These days, the slaves increased in number throughout the Roman empire. The slaves were systemically more like a legitimate property than a person. Their livelihood were transferred to the hand of one person and passed on to another. Their importances and problems were neglected at the bottom of society. They were not unfolded well like the Senatorial Class and the Equestrian Class just because they were Plebeians, or the lower class owning to the Roman Hierarchy. The most uncomfortable thing for being slaves were the inclination of all fundamental rights. In Rome, they could not to appear in court, make a decision, have good food, or even serve as soldier. They could not have a marriage, self-protection and freedom of speech. In the state of servitude, they were alimented abusively and laboriously with the absolute power from their master to themselves.The masters were able to do anything with slaves as they wished for. They could kill their slaves, and receive no punishment. The majority of slaves comprised the captives, which were captured during the war’s conquest. In the battle against the Gauls from 59 BC to 51 BC, our great Emperor, Juilius Caesar and his armed troops over million were apprehended as slaves. The abandoned children during the war could be raised for slaves too. In addition, the destiny of some people had already been determined them to born to work only, as their ancestors were the prior clan, who had operated to the one specific royalty. Some family found no way to afford their expense, or returned their debts, so they decided to sell their children to the richer n... ... middle of paper ... ...the agricultural farmer in Sicily, but this one included Spartacus and his fellow gladiator from Thracian. The event took place in the Roman Mainland. Spartacus and his fellow escaped from the gladiator school, started to rebel, and created some fear to the Roman Senate after their victory at Mountain Vesuvius, and two more hordes at Mountain Garganus. "As more slaves joined the uprising their ranks swelled to include as many as 120,000 former bondsmen” (Evan, 2013). Notwithstanding the former successful battle, they disunited, and became unorganised later. Their outlying journey had to stop because they lost the main battle in 71 BC to the Eight legions, controlled by Marcus Lucinius Crassus and Pompey. Spartacus died in the combat, he left with unforgettable memories, and inspired the modern rebellion. The other 6,000 slaves were crucified along the road in Rome.
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