Year: 2021

Medieval Slavery and Slaves in Ancient Greece: A Study

Were Medieval Slaves Like Slaves in Ancient Greece? Aristophanes’ Clouds, a theater comedy, features a slave who carries the same name as the god Dionysus’ slave, Xanthias. The voice of Strepsiades, in lines 1485-6, addresses the slave by name: “Come here, here, Xanthias, and bring the ladder and the mattock!”