Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller’s ... Read moreabout the condition
|Brand:||St Martin's Press||EAN:||9780312183103|
|In 73 BC, 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. This volume organizes original translations of 80 Greek and Latin sources into topical chapters that look at the daily lives of slaves trained as gladiators and those who laboured on farms in Italy and Sicily, including accounts of revolts that preceded and anticipated that of Spartacus. In a carefully crafted introductory essay, Brent D. Shaw places Spartacus in a broader context of first and second century BCE Roman Italy and Sicily and explains why his story continues to be a popular symbol of rebellion today. 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.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||1103581|
|Author||Brent D. Shaw|
|Number Of Pages||194 pages|
|Original Language||Multiple languages|
Item must be returned within
30 days after the buyer receives it
There are 2 items available. Please enter a number less than or equal to 2.
Select a valid country.
Please enter a valid postal code.
Please enter 6 digits for the postal code.
Domestic handling time
Will usually ship within 10 business days of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.