#318 | A Job From Hell | Slaves in Ancient Rome

English Learning for Curious Minds

24-11-2022 • 23 minutos

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Ancient Rome was powered by the blood, sweat and tears of millions of slaves.

In this episode, we look at what life was like for really like people unlucky enough to be sold into slavery in Ancient Rome.

  • The capture of a slave in Ancient Rome
  • Aristotle & Slavery
  • How slaves were recruited
  • How many slaves were there in Ancient Rome?
  • Who could become a slave?
  • What happened to slaves after they were captured?
  • The different roles of male vs. female slaves
  • How much did slaves cost in Ancient Rome?
  • What jobs did slaves do?
  • The most unfortunate type of slave: the actor
  • The better roles for slaves
  • Working in the mines
  • Slave uprisings
  • Improving rights for slaves
  • How slaves could be freed

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/ancient-roman-slaves


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