(urth) Re: urth-urth.net Digest, Vol 6, Issue 10

Jim Raylor rjraylor at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 5 18:32:51 PST 2005

Just to makr it clear, I never intended to suggest
Gene Wolfe was in favour of slavery, just that his
understanding of it in historical context was deeper
than the usual one-sided view.
Before the Severian dynasty gave citizenshop to all
freemen in the Empire (212 AD),a slave in a good Roman
household had more rights and social standing than
most free non-Romans.

Latro never saw Io as a slave, but that seems to be
how she sees herself, albeit a slave who actually
chooses her destiny.


I am not a number I am a free person!

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