Slavery in Greece (c. 1200-330 B.C.E.)
What little is known about slavery in early Greek history comes to us from Greek literature. The stories contained in the Iliad (pronounced ILL-ee-ad) and the Odyssey ODD-iss-ee), written by the Greek poet Homer, depict a world of domestic life, farming, adventure at sea, and warfare and conquest abroad. Homer lived in the ninth century B.C.E. (900-800 B.C.E.) but wrote about the Greece of...
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