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Facts about Roman Slave Trading

  • Slave traders were an important part in Roman History and it’s economy
  • At it’s peak, almost 25% of the population in Roman Italy was made up of slaves.
  • These slave traders were called Mangones or Venalitii, which translates to Tradesmen or Dealers, respectively.
  • There were many scammers, however, who would lie about the slaves they would trade.
  • All traders were soon labelled as “liars” and had to point out every flaw in their slaves to be seen as “trustworthy.”
  • Slaves were soon commonly sold naked to show all flaws possible, for many traders still lied about the quality of their slaves
  • One of the largest such wholesale market was known to be on the island of Delos and possessed a capacity for as many as 10,000 slaves.
  • These slaves were all gathered by one man, and controlled all by him.
  • These “slave groups” turned into empires, of some sort.
  • They were obtained a variety of ways, eg. Prisoners of War, Criminals who were punished by being sent into slavery, Children of enslaved women
  • They came from Northern Italy, Greece, Gaul, North Africa, and many other locations.
  • Slaves would have a sign around their neck (called a tituli) that stated facts about them such as talents and flaws.
  • These signs were only the size of around a shoebox, so only important information was written on it.
  • They usually highlighted the slaves’ ability to write or read or do physical activity
  • Slaves were put on a podium and auctioned off by the slave traders that owned them.
  • It was like an auction, people gathered around to bid on slaves
  • When an auction was to take place, signs were placed in the forum
  • Women were generally worth less than men, and slaves with intellectual talents were worth a lot more than ones without, sometimes even twelve times as much.
  • Slavery became a big deal in the Roman economy once the slave to citizen ratio grew from 5 to 3.
  • Some slaves had revolts and would run away or attack their owners because they were mistreated, where other slaves were treated as good as family members.
  • Slaves were looked at by the traders and assessed on how much they were worth.

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