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Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome

Summary: Slavery was widespread in ancient Greece and Rome, with slaves generally used as herdsmen, housekeepers, guards in prisons, entertainment as gladiators and sexual pleasure. The number of slaves actually outnumbered free men by 3 to 1 on both Greece and Rome.
Slavery was the practice of taking a human being and making them do the work of another by force. This was practiced through out the ancient world and especially in Rome and Greece. Slaves were nothing more than just property to the ancient peoples. They didn't have the rights of citizens nor were they able to do what they want in most cases. Slaves had many tasks that they had to do, many of which included taking care of the masters house and kids, cooking and cleaning that house, herding the cattle for the farming families, being guards for some prisons, fighting for entertainment of the masses, and more common was sexual activities with the slaves.

The most common use of a slave was to have the around the house to do common tasks such as cleaning the house, washing the clothing, cooking, and...

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