So I can't find sources on this anywhere, and I was really wondering, what was the status of children born to Roman citizens and female slaves? I don't mean prostitute-slaves that the man will never see again; I mean household slaves that will bear the child in that house. Will the child be born a free bastard citizen? A slave? Would the mother be sold as soon as it was learned she's pregnant with the master's child? Would the baby be passed off as some male slave's offspring? What's the consensus?