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The Athenians conquered the island of Melos, killed all the men, and sold the women and children into slavery. Even some Athenians found this shocking. Soon after, the playwright Euripides wrote an antiwar play called The Trojan Women to show the suffering of women who became slaves. scythian archer Slave boy plays an aulos HOUSEHOLD SLAVES > Every well-off Greek family owned male and female slaves. They lived in the house and were often treated as members of the family. " New female slaves were welcomed into the household with nuts and figs, in the ritual that was also performed to welcome new brides.

Aulos The aulos was a pair of pipes played like an oboe, by blowing across a vibrating reed in each mouthpiece. Each pipe had several sound holes like a recorder. Its sound was more piercing and stirring than other instruments, and the aulos was played to accompany— among other events—religious processions, men's drinking sessions, and lively dances. < APOLLO Apollo, god of music, was proud of his skill at playing the lyre. According to myth, he took part in a musical contest with Pan, judged by King Midas of Phrygia (in modern Turkey).

In one comedy, Aristophanes described the jewelry worn by one woman: " . . earrings, a pendant . . pins, necklet, armlet, bangles, collars of jewels, anklets, chains, rings . . " ring Men as well as women wore rings. They were often set with precious and semiprecious stones or colored glass. The glass was sometimes engraved with a picture, which could be pushed into soft wax to sign a document. This ring shows a seated figure with a dog. Only a very skilled craftsman could carve such a tiny image.

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