- Why was slavery so much more prominent in Greco-Roman civilization than in India or China?
- What changes in the patterns of social life of the classical era can you identify? What accounts for these changes?
- “Cultural and social patterns of civilizations seem to endure longer than the political framework of states and empires.” Based on Chapters 4, 5, and 6, would you agree with this statement?
- How did the patriarchies of Athens and Sparta differ from each other?
Aspasia: A foreign woman resident in
(ca. 470–400 b.c.e.) and partner
of the statesman Pericles who was famed for her learning and wit. Athens
Greek and Roman slavery: In the Greek and Roman world, slaves were captives from war and piracy (and their descendants), abandoned children, and the victims of long-distance trade; manumission was common. Among the Greeks, household service was the most common form of slavery, but in parts of the Roman state, thousands of slaves were employed under brutal conditions in the mines and on great plantations.
helots: The dependent, semi-enslaved class of ancient
whose social discontent prompted the militarization of Spartan society. Sparta
latifundia: Huge estates operated by slave labor that flourished in parts of the
Empire (singular latifundium).
Pericles: A prominent and influential statesman of ancient
(ca. 495–429 b.c.e.), he presided
over Athens ’s Golden Age. (pron. PEAR-ih-klees) Athens
Spartacus: A Roman gladiator who led the most serious slave revolt in Roman history from 73 to 71 b.c.e.).
1. DO NOW Question: Why was slavery so much more prominent in Greco-Roman civilization than in India or China?
Students will write out the DO NOW question for the first 3 minutes. Then Mr. Duez will show about 10 minutes a video about slavery in rome.
After the video we will discuss the Do Now Question and the video pertaining to:
Greco-Roman society depended more on slaves than did other classical civilizations.There were far more slaves in the Greco-Roman world than in other classical civilizations.Slaves participated in a greater number and range of occupations than in other classical civilizations, from the highest and most prestigious positions to the lowest and most degraded. Slaves were excluded only from military service.
• Spartan women possessed more freedom. fear of helot rebellion meant that great value was placed on male warriors. the central task for women in Spartan society was reproduction—specifically, the bearing of strong healthy sons. women were encouraged to strengthen their bodies, and they even participated in public sporting events. women were not secluded or segregated like their Athenian counterparts. married men about their own age, putting the new couple on a more equal basis. Men were often engaged in or preparing for war, so women in
TEST IS FRIDAY Chapter 6