On The Treatment Of Slaves By Seneca

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Through this letter, “On the Treatment of Slaves", Seneca believes slaves are the same as any typical person. He states, “They’re slaves,’ No. They’re human beings…But they share the same roof as ourselves… They’re friends, humble friends…” Seneca is relaying the message that slaves are the same as Roman citizens. It does not matter where you come from or how you live, we are all equal people, who work hard to complete the desired tasks in life. The Roman people were “arrogant, harsh and insulting” to slaves by degrading them with every chance they took. Seneca offers the advice to, “treat your inferiors in the way in which you would like to be treated by your own superior. And whenever it strikes you how much power you have over your slave,
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