Slavery in Ancient Greece


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In ancient Greece, you could acquire slaves by...

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1. What is one primary difference between the Spartan Helots and the Athenian chattel slaves?

2. What does the term 'chattel slavery' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the slavery that took place in ancient Greece. Topics you'll need to know to excel in the quiz include the Spartan slave system and the work of Athenian slaves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • How slaves were acquired in Greece
  • The Spartan slave system
  • Chattel slavery
  • Athenian slaves

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding slavery in Greece
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Spartan slave system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as manumission

Additional Learning

To learn more about Greek slavery, review the accompanying lesson on Slavery in Ancient Greece. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the conflict between the Persians and Greeks
  • Defines manumission
  • Explains the different varieties of Greek slaves
  • Covers serfdom