Rome vs China

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Classical Rome (1st century BCE to 4th century CE) and China during the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty were very different times. They both had many differences but also shared some similarities. Some topics that both of the countries were different in and shared similarities was treatment of slaves, role and view of women, and the social class structure and role of citizens.

The treatment of slaves in Rome and China were very different. In Rome slaves were under cruel arrangements. If slaves argued. They’d be severely punished. 30 percent of the population consisted of slaves. Slaves had no legal rights, therefore they were not at all protected by the law. The economy was very dependable on slaves. Rome’s economy relied on the Slave trade. On the other hand China’s situation was very different. Slaves had many legal rights. They had a lot of protections and in China, slaves were more safe. If parents had unwanted children they would submit them into the slave trade. If criminals ran from the “police” their relatives would be captured and put into slave trade as well, even if they were completely innocent. Being very different between the two countries, and slavery they also shared similarities. They both had slaves, they both had punishments they would use as consequences. Slaves were bought and sold, and they could be traded. It was obvious that slavery was different between the two countries, and how they shared minor, and few similarities..

The roles of women between Rome and China were also very different. In Rome men from upper class always had received the best education and they obtained a role with high reputation. On the other hand women did not receive a education and were known as “housewives” they often stayed home and cooked and cleaned for there husband. Women were not seen as a person in poltics. They could not vote, or be a witness in court. In Rome, the women were treated with more care; they were even allowed simple freedoms such as...
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