- For the category list, see Slaves.
Roman slaves served a Dominus, Domina, or both. The Latin word for slave was servus, and a revolt of slaves requiring military force to repress was called a servile war. The revolt of Spartacus and the gladiators and other slaves who followed him was the third such uprising in the history of the Roman Republic, and was known as the Third Servile War.
Special Types of SlaveEdit
The personal attendant to a Dominus or Domina. They attend their masters wherever they go. Usually a female slave would belong to a Domina while male slaves attend a Dominus (though there are a few exceptions: Marcus Crassus has a female body slave named Kore).
For example: Santos is Batiatus' body slave, having held the same position with his father Titus previously, while Melitta and then Naevia serve as Lucretia's personal body slaves. Ilithyia - being wealthy - has several body slaves, while Nasir served as body slave to an unnamed dominus.
Some body slaves typically enjoy a "closer" relationship with their immediate master/mistress than other household slaves; Naevia had an almost "daughter-mother" relationship with Lucretia, while Thessela was clearly well-liked and trusted by Ilithyia.
An indentured fighter. Gladiatorial games were very popular in the Roman Republic (and later, the Roman Empire), only second to chariot racing. See Gladiator for more information and specific examples.