Roman People were known for being one of the most dominant civilizations. Their accomplishments were massive when they ruled the “world.” They took over many civilizations. One of them was the early African Civilization. Others like the Greeks admired the early African civilization. The Romans boasted about being able to make Africans part of their empire. The Africans did not know what was in store for them. They had no idea they were about to suffer and go through crucial punishments. They had no idea they were going to become property and no one was going to respect their existence.
Slavery was commonly practiced throughout all ancient history, but no other people in history owned so many slaves and depended on them so much as the Romans. Many Romans had slaves do their dirty and hard work for them. These slaves were bought and sold in the slave markets. Some slaves were soldiers who had been captured in wars, while others were the children of slave parents. If they tried to run away, they were whipped, burned with iron, and sometimes even killed. Slavery was accepted as part of life in ancient Rome by the slaves themselves and by society. Little credit had been given to the important contributions slave labor made to Roman civilization. However, slavery was both beneficial and disastrous to ancient Rome.
J.P.V.D. Balsdon wrote in his book Roman and Aliens that Romans had a problem accepting foreigners. Roman law was inconsistent on slavery. slaves were considered property; they had no rights and were subject to their owners' whims. However, they had legal standing as witnesses in courtroom proceedings, and they eventually gain freedom and citizenship. Masters often freed loyal slaves in gratitude for their faithful service, but slaves could also save money to purchase their freedom. Conditions for slaves in Rome gradually improved, although slaves were treated cruelly in the countryside.
Slavery in the Roman Empire did not suddenly end, but it was...