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Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History With Documents - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780312183103

ISBN10: 0312183100

Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History With Documents by Brent D. Shaw - ISBN 9780312183103
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Bedford Books
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Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History With Documents by Brent D. Shaw - ISBN 9780312183103

ISBN13: 9780312183103

ISBN10: 0312183100

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
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Summary

In this examination of the Roman institution of slavery, Brent Shaw presents a compelling selection of the ancient testimony relating to Spartacus and the slave wars. In 73 B.C., in the heart of Rome's Mediterranean empire, a slave named Spartacus ignited one of the most violent episodes of slave resistance in the history of the Roman Empire -- indeed in the world annals of slavery.

Organizing 80 original Greek and Latin source translations into topical chapters on the daily life of slaves trained as gladiators and those who labored on farms in Italy and Sicily, Shaw includes accounts of revolts that preceded and anticipated that of Spartacus. In a carefully crafted introductory essay, Shaw places Spartacus in the broader context of first and second century B.C. Roman Italy and Sicily and explains why his story continues to be a popular symbol of rebellion today. The volume also includes a glossary, chronology, selected bibliography, 3 maps, an annotated list of ancient writers, and questions for consideration.

Author Bio

Shaw, Brent D. : University of Pennsylvania

Brent D. Shaw is professor of Classical Studies and chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been published in many major historical, sociological, and anthropological journals, including Past & Present, American Historical Review, History Today, Journal of Roman Studies, Man, and American Journal of Sociology and is editor of the collected papers of Sir Moses Finley. He is the recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been Commonwealth Scholar at Cambridge University, honorary visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and Goldman Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His study of violence in Roman society, especially in civil conflict in the later Roman Empire, helped inspire this volume.

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