Ancient Rome: From Slaveholder to Supreme Emperor - Chapter 16
Spartan warriors were already brave and bloodthirsty.
Before his time travel, Ye Tian watched a movie called “The Three Hundred Spartans”.
in that movie, three hundred Spartan warriors alone fought 100,000 invading soldiers, resisting for a few days and nights. Although exaggerated by a lot, it was enough to show that Spartan’s combat poweress was really high.
Therefore, Ye Tian felt that Spartan slave soldiers were the best slave warriors .
However,in addition to Spartan Warriors, there was another race that was also very sturdy,owning a similar name to Sparta.
That was Spartacus, the Thrace.
[ED note: Thrace was the homeland of Spartacus and was later turned into his nickname the Thrace. The specific location of the homeland of the Thracian tribe of the Maedi, Spartacus’ people, is found in the modern Bulgarian Blagoevgrad Province, along the banks of the the Strymon River between Rupel Pass and Kresna Gorge]
The biggest slave uprising in Roman history that would erupt about two decades later would be led by none other than the Spartacus slaves.
The Spartacus slave uprising was not only the largest uprising in the history of ancient Rome, but also the largest slave rebellion in all ancient societies. It forced the Roman Senate to declare that the nation was in a state of emergency, and finally elected a great slave owner called Krasutun to lead the army to suppress the rebels.
Although they failed, the bravery and combat competence of the Spartacus left an indelible impression on the whole world.
Spartacus might not be as good as Spartans, but they should also be good slave warriors.
“Thank you for your kindness. We will become your spear and sword. We will never turn back from where our lord points at!”
The ten Spartan warriors were very excited and quickly expresseed their loyalty to Ye Tian. Their loyalty reached 60 , a qualified grade.
This was normal, although Ye Tian painted them a big pie, but they have not tasted the pie yet, so although they were excited, they still held an attitude of vigilance towards Ye Tian. Their loyalty reaching sixty had exceeded Ye Tian’s previous imagination.
However, as long as they survived the battlefield, their loyalty should increase dramatically again.
Hearing their words and seeing their loyalty had reached a qualified level, Ye Tian’s dagger cut off all the shackles on their hands,from which they were moved again, and their loyalty raised a little.
“Next, you stay in my estate! Your task is to build a training ground in my estate! I will not urge you to train, because that is for your own survival skills! Of course, I will inspect you every other month. If there is no progress, you will go to work on the farm. I will not waste my food on trash! ”
Ye Tian said coldly. Ye Tian would not be very worried about giving them some freedom, because he could see their loyalty at any time, and if it decreased, he would show no mercy towards them.
Ye Tian would not leave any threats on his side.
“Lord can take it easy, we Spartans will feel uncomfortable if we don’t train for a day,we have gotten used to training.
The spartan slave said respectfully.
“That’s good! Also, I will strive to buy more of your Spartan slaves, which are some rewards for you … ”
Ye Tian said , and then took them to a planned plot of land in the estate, which was also very close, in preparation to let them build a large combat training ground. .
After being built, he would let them and all the slave fighters stay inside.
Ye Tian would not give them freedom before achieving his ambition, and would implement the strictest military management on them.
Of course, this was Rome City. If he trained too many slave soldiers here, it would definitely be noticed. Therefore, Ye Tian had another plan in his mind. If possible, he would go to another province and open up a new ground.
Though he didn’t have that ability yet.
Seeing Spartan slaves working very hard, Ye Tian began to feel relieved. As long as he did not disgust or intentionally hurt these slave soldiers, their loyalty would not be reduced.
Back to the inner courtyard, Ye Tian found Diana.
Diana replied softly, with respect in her eyes.
“You should be literate right?”
Ye Tian asked her. Diana was not only beautiful, but also extraordinary in temperament, apparently unlike an ordinary civilian.
“Well, I know Latin, Italian, Gaul, and Spanish, I can understand and read …”
Diana said respectfully, with a little pride in her eyes which then faded.
“I didn’t expect you to be so knowledgeable. Will you manage things?”
Ye Tian was surprised and did not expect that Diana could recognize so many words. It seemed that he not only has he bought a beautiful woman, but also a talented woman.
In this era, literate civilians were good, especially if it was a female.
“I can take care of some housework but not other management.”
Diana said, a little embarrassed.
“What about arithmetic accounting? can you do that? ”
Ye Tian was even happier and looked forward to it.
“Well, yes! I can do it! ”
Diana nodded, a look of expectation appeared in her eyes. This was a shrewd woman.
“Very well, you will be my housekeeper later! Everything will be taken care of by you. Of course, it is still Angela who mainly takes charge of these things. What you need to buy at home, how to arrange it, and the slave’s food are managed by you together,I hope you won’t let me down. Of course, if you have more time, let Daisy and Dinna study with you … ”
Ye Tian said slowly.
“Thank you master , thank you …”
Diana was completely touched. She did not expect that Ye Tian valued her so much,and arranged a good position for her, trusting her with so much. Her tears came out, and loyalty increased sharply,immediately reaching a hundred.
Edited by NMA