19.7.2023: Summer School: What Roman Law Teaches Us: Modern Problems, Ancient Ideas

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest.

Lecture: Slave Labour in Ancient Rome

I will begin the course with an introduction into the historical setting of Roman slavery from 1st century BC to 3rd century AD. A power point presentation will accompany my lecture showing eventually the iconographic difference of free and unfree labour.

In the second part a short introduction into the ancient texts will be given. We will read together juridical texts from the Digest, funeral inscriptions, contracts of labour and apprenticeship and literary texts about the management of the villae rusticae.