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Dr Ulrike Roth on BBC Radio 4

Dr Ulrike Roth is discussing the role of slavery in the Roman world on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ programme tomorrow (5 April). (Published 4 April, 2018)

HCA Dr Ulrike Roth
Dr Ulrike Roth

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, Dr Roth is part of a panel discussing the role of slavery in the Roman World, a system so vital and entrenched that no-one appeared to question it.

Indeed, the freedom which Roman citizens so prized was partly defined by its contrast with slavery. Yet, while slaves could be killed or tortured with impunity they could have great responsibility and, if freed, use their contacts to great success. The master-slave relationship even informed early Christian ideas of how the faithful related to God, informing debate for centuries.

Dr Roth is joined by Neville Morley (Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter) and Dr Myles Lavan (Senior lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews).

You can listen live to the broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 9.00 on Thursday 5 April, 2018, or shortly after broadcast on the In Our Time BBC iPlayer site.

Dr Ulrike Roth’s staff profile

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time website