Spartacus and the Slave Wars A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312183100

ISBN-13: 9780312183103

Edition: 2001

Authors: Brent D. Shaw

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In 73 BC a slave named Spartacus ignited one of the most violent episodes of slave resistance in the history of the Roman Empire. This volume organises original translations of 80 Greek and Latin sources into topical chapters.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Brent D. Shaw is Andrew Fleming West Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: The Roman Slave Wars and History
The Slave Wars in Italy and Sicily
Spartacus: the Man, the Myth, and the Modern Symbol of Rebellion
Reading Greek and Roman History Sources
A Note about the Text
The Documents
Slave Life on the Large Farms: Work, Organization, and Surveillance
Columella, Agricultural Slaves, and the Slave Barracks, First Century A.D
Varro, Slave Ranches: Master Herdsmen and Slave Shepherds, First Century B.C
Cato the Elder, The Vilicus: The Slave Farm Manager and His Duties, Second Century B.C
Columella, How to Choose a Vilicus, First Century A.D
Gladiators, Slaves, and Resistance
Graffiti on Pompeii's Walls: Gladiators and Gladiatorial Games, First Century A.D
Sallust, Gladiators as Dangerous Men: The Crisis of 63 B.C
Cicero, Gladiators as Dangerous Men: The Crisis of 49 B.C
Julius Caesar, Gladiators as Dangerous Men: The Crisis of 49 B.C
Cassius Dio, Gladiators as Dangerous Men: The Crisis of 44 B.C
Tacitus, Gladiators as Participants in War and Rebellion, Second Century A.D
Seneca, Individual Gladiators Resist Their Fate, First Century A.D
Symmachus, Twenty-nine Gladiators Kill Themselves, A.D. 393
Fugitive Slaves and Maroon Communities Roman Laws on Runaway Slaves
Ulpian, The Legal Definition of a Fugitive Slave, Third Century A.D
Ulpian, The Law concerning Fugitive Slaves, Third Century A.D
Fugitive Slave Posters
A Census Declaration Including Notices on Runaway Slaves, Tebtunis, Egypt, A.D. 189
A Declaration concerning a Runaway Slave, Egypt, August 13, 156 B.C
An Official Notice of a Runaway Slave, Egypt, A.D. 151
Posters for Runaway Slaves, Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, Third Century A.D. (?)
An Official Notice of a Runaway Slave, Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, A.D. 128
A Legal Notice concerning a Runaway Slave, Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, ca. A.D. 250���27
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