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colonus

(kəˈləʊnəs)
n
(in ancient Rome) a farmer
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co•lo•nus

(kəˈloʊ nəs)

n., pl. -ni (-nī, -nē).
a serf or tenant farmer in the later Roman Empire or early feudal period.
[1885–90; < Latin colōnus inhabitant of a colony, tenant-farmer, farmer, derivative of colere to inhabit, cultivate; compare cult, cultivate]
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He is also known for the two sequels of this play, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone.
His concerns centered on three main issues: first, the status of children resulting from mixed unions; second, the status of children sold into bondage or a fixed period of servitude; and third, the relative rights of the landowner, parents, and slave-owner if a tenant farmer were to sell his child into slavery, particularly the issue of whether the landowner was allowed to sell the colonus or his son into slavery (Grey 502).