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Unformatted text preview: Slavery 16/03/2010 14:32:00 ← Classics Information Session ←- March 26 th , 2010 ←- 1.30 pm Watson Hall – room 517 ← Final Exam – April 27 th .. 7 – 10 PM ← ←- in the eyes of the law they were property ←- in practice, the situation was not that bad.. they were considered more than property ←- by the end of the empire, we find a jurist recognizing that all men are equal • According to our code of law, slaves considered nonentities. However, this belief is not valid under natural law because, according to the law of nature, all men are equal o Ulpian, The Digest of Laws • ‘Your services to me are innumerable, both in the home and when I’m outside, in both my private and my public affairs, in my studies and my literary endeavours’ o Cicero – Tiro (amanuensis – the right hand of the personal secretary) ←- Tiro invented synography.. • unbiased letters published by Tiro(no intention of publishing at the time they were written) ← ←- we know slaves are more than property as they are allowed to own property ← peculium – a sum of money given to you by master • can be in the form of cattle of a piece of land • businessmen could increase this at any time...
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