History and Historiography

Slavery in the Roman Empire

A lecture given in absentia to the 2023 meeting of the Property and Freedom Society in Bodrum. The subject is Slavery in the Roman World. It covers these issues:

Introduction: Sean Gabb, face to camera – 00:00:00 Classical Liberalism, the Natural Law and Slavery – 00:06:38 The Growth of Roman Slavery – 00:16:27 Slave Markets – 00:21:20 The Valuation of Slaves – 00:24:07 Slave Occupations – 00:29:41 The Treatment of Slaves: Galen and the Broken Cup – 00:33:04 Sex and Slavery – 00:38:32 Other Mistreatment of Slaves – 00:00:00 Escape and Punishment – 00:45:49 Slaves and the Arena – 00:48:10 The Moral Effects of Slavery – 00:49:18 The Slave Revolts – 00:58:20 Manumission – 01:03:14 Conclusion and Bibliography – 01:10:20

There is a full-colour illustrated text of this lecture (Kindle, pb, hb) at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CJX9NN38 Other books by Sean Gabb: https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/e… 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 small token of esteem: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/…

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