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  1. In the early days of the Roman empire, a Roman would first have to free his slave before marrying her—one of the exceptions in the lex Aelia Sentia of 4 C.E. After tribunal, the slave would then be declared free and thus available for marriage. My question has to do with the motive of the master to do this. Children is the likely reason. But was there ever a case where this was about love? Are there any accounts of masters/former masters having romantic ties with their slaves and marrying them?