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Ancient Greek Slave State: History Uncensored ep 7

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History Uncensored  The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc. (CAMWS)   Ancient Greece (slavery)   Overview, philosophers examples, and life of slaves The Perfect Machine:   To live this life your best life, a purpose you need For at home a perfect machine, plowing seed   You can call it by name, you can call it family. At the end of the day, it knows the game.   This machine… Its burdened life your desire, your wants feel free   But:   What if I told you though this machine has a voice? What if I told you. this machine…   It sleeps, it loves, it laughs,   it fears… the voice, its voice to have a voice!   History of Trialed trails of shaking hands grown old and frail. Yet, You can sell it; you can buy it, hate it, feed it, make greed from it But in the end, they need it.   To live this your best life, it’s this, a slave you need At home a perfect machine, plowing seed   The collar heavy, burden great, its shoulders weighed It ends like all end, of earth and stone decayed A Brief History Of Ancient Greece   Greek history can be said to have started around 1600 BC, when the Indo-Europeans invaded the Greek mainland. The so-called Indo-Europeans were the group of people sharing the same language but not necessarily of the same ethnic race, who lived in the region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. They started migrating beginning around 4000 BC. Some migrated toward Europe and some toward Iran and India. A branch of the migrants moved into Greece around 1600 BC. People had lived in Greece for a long time before that event and an advanced Minoan culture had flourished in the Aegean islands, centering in Crete. These indigenous people are believed to have been of a different race from the Indo-Europeans, both culturally and linguistically. The palace of Knossos in the northern part of Crete, excavated by Arthur Evans in 1899, was the center of the Minoan civilization.   The title Kamaeu, occurs in the Pylos and Knossos tablets. It refers probably to specific persons and not to titles. The persons that bore this title belonged to the lower social classes and included a "slave of the god" and a baker. The words doero and doera of the palace texts mean the slaves or the slaves who worked in the service of different individuals or the palace.   Ancient Greek Class system male citizens - three groups: landed aristocrats (aristoi), poorer farmers (periokoi) and the middle class (artisans and traders). semi-free labourers (e.g the helots of Sparta). women - belonging to all of the above male groups but without citizen rights. children - categorised as below 18 years generally. slaves - the douloi who had civil or military duties. foreigners -  non-residents (xenoi) or foreign residents (metoikoi) who were below male citizens in status.     Conversely, there are no records of a large-scale Greek slave revolt comparable to that of Spartacus in Rome.[145] It can probably be explained by the relative dispersion of Greek slaves, which would have prevented any large-scale planning.[146] Slave revolts were rare, even in Rome. Individual acts of rebellion of slaves against their master, though scarce, are not unheard of; a judicial speech mentions the attempted murder of his master by a boy slave, not 12 years old.[147]   From      Unlike Christian ethics, labor itself was not regarded as a virtue in classical Greece. There were two reasons for this. First, it was believed that citizens should   have as much free time as possible so that they could devote their time to participa- tion in government. (Note that a Greek word for labor is ascholia, a negation of   scholè, leisure.) Second, it was believed that it was not good for a free man to work for others.   Labourers Greek society included a significantly larger proportion of labourers than slaves. These were semi-free workers, wholly dependent on their employer. The most famous example is the helot class of Sparta. These dependents were not the property of a parti --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seth-michels66/support

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