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When a slave was freed he or she automatically became a Roman citizen.
False: freemen and freewomen had less freedom than other cultures at that time
False: while citizenship was attainable for freedmen, it was not as attainable for freedwomen
False: freedmen and women were not able to become Roman citizens.
Freedmen did not possess which of the following rights? (check all that apply)
To make a will or business agreements
To become senator or an eques
to serve in legions
to vote in elections as long as they were citizens
A ex-slave would take the name of his master as one of his names after he was freed.
False: Only female ex-slaves took a former master's name
False: ex-slaves would only have one name: their slave name
False: All three of an ex-slave's names would be their master's name.
Which of the following was something which might be required of a freedman as his former master's cliens?
to leave money to his patron in his will.
to have his children serve his patron.
to work a certain number of days OR pay him a sum of money each year.
to attend his patron on public occasions.
Which of following did a patron often do for his libertus cliens?
to live longer than his libertus cliens
to free his wife after he frees him
to pay for a decent funeral if the freedman died first
to help his former slave to make a start of their new lives
Sometimes the freedman continued to do the same work the same work he did as a slave
False: The ex-slaves always abhorred their previous work.
False: It was legally impossible for a master to pay an ex-slave for work
False: ex-slaves could only work as butlers.
It was often financially worthwhile for a master to free a slave.
False: having to pay freedmen for their work was often more expensive
False: freedmen could only freed after long service (and then they retired and no longer worked)
False: By freeing slave, the master also had to free his family.
Highly skilled or educated freemen often found it easy to make profit because: (check all which apply)
Their was much demand for their skills
The government gave freemen a stipend every year
freeborn Romans often thought such work was beneath them.
A patronus was legally obligated to support his cliens
Freedmen never became wealthy because of the prejudice of free born Romans.
False: Freedmen could not become wealthy because they were not able to stand for elections
False: Many freedmen became very wealthy
False: a patronus was required to take care of his ex-slave financially
The following opportunities were available only to freedmen and NOT freeborn citizens: (check all which apply)
To marry whom they chose
To serve as one of the six seviri Augustali
To run for consul
To serve as a liberti Augusali
The power gained by the liberti Augustali under some Emperors caused all the Romans to praise them.
False: Many Romans were resentful of the privileges they had, without the responsibilities
False: No liberti Augusatli ever gained enough power to be noticed by most Romans
False: Only Epaphroditus every gained so much power that he was praised by all.