The enslavement of children was a regular feature in Roman antiquity – a fact that is long recognized. But the centrality of the enslavement of children to Roman slaving has not yet been properly grasped: this project was designed to fill this gap and to write these children’s history.
This site provides details of the project aims and the research presented and/or published to date by the project team members. This site also provides access to some reading materials in addition to source materials that document the enslavement of children in Roman antiquity; it also provides a forum for engagement with a topic that is as historically old as it is of ongoing concern.
The project was generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust through a Major Research Fellowship, 2017-2020.
Ulrike Roth (Project-PI, Reader, Ancient History, The University of Edinburgh)