Nicica! Clean the floors until I can see my reflection in them!
My masters are government officials and are very wealthy. They own 10 slaves including myself. We are treated badly by our masters and by all of our masters friends.
My name is Nicica. I am a boy slave and I live in Rome. My masters are Antonia and Balbina.
Since I don't get to learn anything I have plenty of time to clean each and every day. I am low in what you call the "social class"
This is my masters daughters room. My master teaches her every day so she is very smart. She is high on the social class.
In here, my master often throws dances for his people. My job is to make sure it stays clean. At all times. I also have to keep the food well prepared at all times. If I don't there are a lot of consequences.
If I ever have extra time I like to think. I like to think about how my younger sister is doing. I only saw her once when she was a baby. After that, I was sold because I was no longer the baby of the family.
I get to return to my room after all my jobs are done. I eat 1 slice of bread in the morning and one in the afternoon. However, unlike other slaves I get to eat vegetables a lot. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I am very lucky when it comes to food.
This is my room. I share it with 4 other slaves. Since I live with a very wealthy family I get better living conditions than most other slaves.
This is my masters church. He goes here to pray with his friends. I have only ever been once with my own family when I was a child. What I would do to go back here.
I often see my masters prayng to god. I pray when I am alone. If I were to get caught it would mean no food for a long time.
Sometimes the only things that get me through the day is knowing that god is taking care of my sister.
Sometimes, if I have done everything and more of what my masters have asked me to do. I am allowed to leave the house for a couple of hours. I go and take a bath, and I often met new people. Art is no longer an option for me. That is only for rich people such as my masters.
You better be back in 2 hours! If you are a minute late you will never leave this house