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Slavery In Ancient Rome During the time of slavery if i was a slave i probably wouldve been able to use the many talents and skills to help the Romans in their pursuitsOf course i would have been sold to highest bidder and my destiny would be determined by my attributes and the needs of my new masterOne of the major considerationswhat if i didnt obey my master what then The Origins of Slavery Slavery began as it was commonly practiced throughout all Ancient history However as Rome became dependent upon slave labor and wars ceased other methods of acquiring slaves became necessaryFor example slaves were encouraged to have children in order to provide a continous supply of slaves to their masterSlaves were bought and sold in marketsSome slaves were captured in warsThe slave population was very largeSo large it made up 30 of the populationSlavery started early and grew very fast due to the many wars and poor people The Condition of SlaverySlave men were often treated as part of the family and with trust and respectFor example some slaves were given many privileges comforts and were treated better than most people would have imaginedSlaves worked on farmsbuildings and businessesThose that worked on farms produced the food and other materials on which the cities depended slaves that worked in business managed the shops for absentee owners and those that worked on public buildings were working on the aqueduct systems roads and the arenasSlaves that were given privileges was probably the best that could happen to them even though the people depended on slaves for nearly everything they still treated them like slaves Slavery Conditions ContdSome Slaves rebelledThose that did would do so by trying to run away and escape when they were caught they were branded with the word FUGfugitivus on his foreheadOf course when slaves didt do what their master ordered them to do they were punished severelyFor
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