History and Historiography

Roman Republic to Empire 04 Slavery in the Roman Republic and Empire

Here is the fourth lecture, which discusses the nature and extent of slavery in the Roman Empire. It begins with legal definitions and the attempted justifications by philosophers, then proceeds, via the use of slaves as workers in all occupations, including as sex objects, to the great slave revolts of the Late Republic. There is also a section on the valuation of slaves.

In this series, Sean Gabb will explain how the Roman Constitution was transformed, in just over a century, from an oligarchical republic with strong elements of democracy to a divine right military dictatorship.

More by Sean Gabb on the Ancient World: https://www.classicstuition.co.uk/ Learn Latin or Greek or both with him: https://www.udemy.com/user/sean-gabb/ His historical novels (under the pen name “Richard Blake”): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Blak… If you have enjoyed this lecture, its author might enjoy a bag of coffee, or some other little token of esteem: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/…

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