Earlier this week the children in my class had to discuss with each other what they thought about democracy in Ancient Greece and to make it more fun the teacher made each of them either a Free-man, a 'Free' (or not so free) Woman, or a Slave. After looking at the facts they then wrote a sentence about how they felt about it. These are some of the best comments:
"I was a freeman and felt very powerful, but I don't like it that women don't get a say. I don't care about slaves because they have to work."
"I was a slave and I felt like I had no self-worth."
"I am -- (Boy's name) and I was a lady and I feel hopeless."
"I was a woman but I feel so sad because he just give me what I don't want."
"I was a free man and I felt angry because women did not get their say. I also wanted to get into the government and change all of that."
"I was a freeman and I was angry because when I spoke my slave did not stop chattering."
"I was a freeman, I didn't care about anything, I'm more of a power seeker."
"I was a freeman but cross because my slave got angry, so I chopped his head off."