Stories told by the household slave Marcus

Place: Roman city quarter
Venue: Roman Houses
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 p.m.
Other times: 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Not everyone who lived in Carnuntum was rich and prosperous, on the contrary. The majority tended to live under modest or impoverished circumstances, and many faced even more dire situations. They were deemed to be slaves and by definition, property and no longer human beings. What seems abhorrent to us today also had concrete ramifications back in antiquity. Slaves were not human beings under the law, yet they were often prisoners (of war) from conquered foes and had bright and attentive minds. An intelligent slave was frequently aware of more secrets than many a powerful man. Marcus, a slave owned by an influential Carnuntum family, is therefore in a position to tell us great stories.



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