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1

Twelve tables

Earliest attempt by the Romans to create a code of law

2

Law on Nexum

Nearly anyone could fall into debt bondage. They would be a slave until they paid off their debt. Debt bondage existed, especially in the early republic due to increase control of ager publicus

3

Lex Poetilia

326 BC, abolished contracted form of nexum.

4

Dependent on slaves?

Rome becomes a society dependent on slaves. Only non-Romans could become slaves.

5

Appian Civil Wars, 1.7-

Romans subdued the Italian peoples, seized their land and colonised. The rich cultivated these newly colonised landsand used slave-labour

6

Slaves gained?

Third Samnite War - 13,000 per annum
First Punic War - 107,000-133,000
Second Punic War - 172,000-186,000
153,000 in other wars

7

Slave mode of production

land, mixed production range (grain, wine, olives), industrial production (textiles, pots), villa building, slave labour force, slave management

8

Manumission

Routes to freedom - Ex testamento, inter vivos
Freedmen had an obligation to their master. They could not run for office, or become senators. But, they could become citizens and their children would be citizens