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Unformatted text preview: 3.12. SLAVERY IN ANCIENT GREECE Ancient Greece: Not Glorious for Everybody slavery in the ancient Mediterranean: feature of most or all communities slavery in Bronze Age Greece probably Minoans,certainly myceneans Linear B doulos= later greek slave Slavery and Greek Society proportion of population 1/3 to ½ in classical attica classified as slaves economy= main labor force for large scle agriculture,industry - Depresses labor market = this limits the opportunity for free poor - Stifles technology Family= often perform childrearing law [Dillon 5.27-29] legally children (property marriage ect they are not allowed to buyt things or get marries) treated as property, little protection from crime court testimony only admissible under totrue limits on interactions between slaves and freee limited recourse : asylum at thesion in athnens resale to escape abusive master religion: limited participation in most cults and rituals exception : mystery religions (oluntary religious cults ) example: sult Demeter at eleuisis varieties of slavery serfdom:subject population tied to the land limited property personal rights less opportunity for advancements than some slaves...
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- Fall '07
- Dillon, greek slave Slavery, fiction Good slaves, slavery undermines morality, slavery military service