Ephesus Social Life
Social life during the ancient period depend on to the financial situation of each empire, state and religion, all of this facts was the main effect on the social life of people. The main concentration was to have more land and agriculture , this is one of the main reason for the wars. The lands were mainly belong to the kingdom and lease to tenants. Tenants were not allowed to leave the lands at least until the harvest of the products. There were independent small farmers they were having trouble to sale their products.Factories and shops were mainly owned by the state to increased up the profit for the government. They were actually exchange whatever in between each other until the intention of money. They were using coins made of gold and silver. International trade based on money develop very much this is effected the social life and metropolitan cities were growth. Ephesus Social Life
According to the ancient records we can see slavery almost in every culture and state ancient times and present day. It was legal system and slaves considered as property they had just a few small rights they could be bought and sold work for the owner without any choice and pay. Source of slavery was the wars, when the town occupied , strong , young and useful inhabitants used as a slave they killed the others. Ephesus Social Life
Status of the citizens up to their nationality, if they are the native citizens of the state they were not slave , they had right to the business, to buy and sale property to have the high status according to their title in the society.
They had funs , festivals, religious ceremonies, performing, harvest ceremonies, olympic games, gladiator fights these are some of the social activities of ancient period. Ephesus Social Life