Slavery had a long history in the ancient world and was practiced in Ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as Rome. Most slaves during the Roman Empire were foreigners and, unlike in modern times, Roman slavery was not based on race.
Slaves were considered property under Roman law and had no legal personhood. Unlike Roman citizens, they could be subjected to corporal punishment, sexual exploitation (prostitutes were often slaves), torture, and summary execution. The testimony of a slave could not be accepted in a court of law unless the slave was tortured—a practice based on the belief that slaves in a position to be privy to their masters' affairs would be too virtuously loyal to reveal damaging evidence unless coerced (yeah right). Over time, however, slaves gained increased legal protection, including the right to file complaints against their masters.
How did people become Roman Slaves?
People became slaves among the Romans by the following ways:
we from being happily accept in society to being hate and have to fight for
equality? Let start begin in the ancient world work our way to the source of
the problem. The
Ancient Greece "The
noble lover of beauty engages in love wherever he sees excellence and splendid natural
endowment without regard for any difference in physiological detail." -
Plutarch The ancient
Greeks are widely known for their gay exploits. Many people are aware of
Greek homosexual love poetry, the same-sex relations of Greek gods and heroes,
and the gay relationship between Alexander the Great and Hephaestion. It
is important in the beginning to define our vocabulary. The term
’homosexuality’ as it is used and understood today is not mainly applicable to
Greek of ancient times for three reasons: First of all, most Greeks were
bisexual. Second, homosexuality and 'gay' as sexual identities are recent
developments. They were emerged only in the 2Oth Century (our idea of what it
means to be gay…
Out treatment of homosexuality- and not only that- is fundamentally different, from how it was looked upon in the Ancient World, and we fail to grasp its importance and its role in society fully. I would say that ancient societies were a bit more free, at least they didn't consider the gender of your partner such a great deal. But then again this doesn't mean there were no limitations or restrictions, on the contrary. It was mostly a structured thing happening between people belonging to different social classes and age groups. And there were many regional variations as well. Here many culture that document homosexuality in their record. Please note that this NOT a complete list just some.
An ostraca dating from the Ramesside Period have been found
which depict hastily drawn images of homosexual as well as heterosexual sex.
The duo Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, manicurists in the Palace of King Niuserre
during the Fifth Dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs, circa 2400 BC…