The Role Of Slavery In Pompeii

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Slaves of Pompeii During the time of slavery in Pompeii there was not very much kindness between the slaves and the Roman families, although it really depended on the family you worked for. In Rome there were three main social classes: Freeborn, freed and slaves. Freeborn was if you were not born a slave, freed is if you are a former slave and were granted freedom, and slaves is when you are bought and owned. Depending on the family that owned you, they could free you and make you a Roman citizen. By doing this if you bore children they would also be a legal citizens. The slaves were a quarter of the population in Pompeii by 79 A.D, they were captured during wars from mostly Greece and Britain, this was the most common
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