Slavery


Slavery was a normal part of everyday life for ancient Greeks. On the rim of this cup, you can see a woman with her slave attendant. The slave's patterned clothes suggest that she is Persian.


This novelty cup is actually in the shape of a Persian head. We can tell it's a Persian because of the head gear he is wearing.

His scared expression reminded the Greek drinker how they had defeated the Persians in war.