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Moreover, the disadvantages inherent to slave labour were not long in showing
through. The early Roman slave-masters frankly treated their staff as mere " vocal
instruments ", and relied upon the fear of punishment by scourging or chaining ...
While the wealthier Romans Growth of drafted their barbarian war-captives to
their latifundia, they retained domestic in their town houses the Greek slaves,
many of whom were unfitted slav"T- for the rough and monotonous work of the
Increased cost of slave labour. Free tenants not a satisfactory substitute.
Improvements in Me treatment of slaves. Improvements in crop- farming. be more
explicit than the verdict of an expert of Nero's age, L. Iunius Columella, whose
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