Women Slaves in Rome Essay by Master Researcher

Women Slaves in Rome
An examination of women slaves in ancient Rome.
# 87543 | 1,800 words | 8 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Greek and Roman) , Women Studies (General)

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The paper looks at the role and status of women of the slave class in the Roman world. It explains how the social structure of ancient Rome depended on the institution of slavery and how the ruling classes sustained their power in this ancient world. The paper also explains how there is little evidence of lives' of the women slaves.

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"The social structure of ancient Rome depended on the institution of slavery as a large-scale system. In that society, "unfree" labour provided a large share of the surplus by the control of which the position of the ruling classes was in part sustained" (Scheidel 210). In order to achieve such control, a very substantial number of slaves were required. In Rome, the "slave population accounted for approximately one third of the entire population" (Scheidel 210). When women were situated outside of social structures such as the "world of grand families, social authority, or large-scale patronage" (Fantham et al. 368), evidence concerning their lives is fragmented and scarce."

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