An Inquiry Into the State of Slavery Amongst the Romans; From the Earliest Period, Till the Establishment of the Lombards in Italy

An Inquiry Into the State of Slavery Amongst the Romans; From the Earliest Period, Till the Establishment of the Lombards in Italy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...in commerce, both as retail dealers, and extensive merchants. Shipping concerns were chiefly managed by them; and the trade in money, under all forms, from the petty loans of pawnbrokers, up to the important transactions of bankers, argentarii, #c passed, in great measure, through the hands of slaves. As slaves were not deemed persons, in law; and were hardly suffered to appear in courts of justice on their own behalf; we are not surprised at their being unqualified to act as advocates, for others--even for their own master. But, as freedmen were permitted to plead; and might represent their patron, in cases where he would otherwise have been obliged to ap See chap. ix. pear in person; it is but fair to infer, that manyslaves studied for the legal profession, which emancipation would enable them to exercise; since, at the same time, a slave sufficiently learned to give advice as a chamber counsel, must have proved of high utility in any household CHAP. VII. SALE, VALUE, AMD EXPENSE OF SLAVES.b Proprietors of slaves were entitled to sell them, whenever they pleased, and in whatever manner suited their convenience; but in the regular slave-market, they were generally sold by auction,0 which was previously notified to the public.1 At Rome, there were no fixed fair or market days, e for the sale of slaves. It a It is probable, that some information upon this subject, may be found in the following work of a Roman legal anti. quary; of which, I, unfortunately, know nothing but the title. Jo. Carol. Oelrichs, " Dissertatio de servis jurisperitis et magistratibus apud Romanos," Sedin. 1765. 4to. b In converting ancient into sterling money, Dr. Arbuth. not's tables have been followed; although the rates given there, are probably too low for the...show more

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  • 9781236618511