Spartacus and the Slave Wars A Brief History with Documents 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 B C in the heart of Rome s M

  • Title: Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents
  • Author: Brent D. Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780312183103
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ofIn 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.

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    1. This is a great little book. After a short but comprehensive introduction that covers Roman slavery and slave rebellions, he collects excerpts from ancient texts and material evidence that help illustrate ancient slavery, slave rebellions, and the three slave wars which culminated in the Spartacus revolt of 73-71 BCE. Shaw’s translations often include notes to assist with unfamiliar vocabulary or terminology, and each section of the book is prefaced by a short introduction that summarizes its [...]

    2. The book is surprisingly brief, and whilst I intended originally to focus my reading solely on Spartacus, the vignettes of the preceeding Servile Wars were captivating.Spartacus inflamed history with his actions, but the power wielded by his predecessors - notably Eunus & Cleon - was equal, and the calculation and cunning of their ascension is intriguing.I would highly recommend this text, as a starter guide to Spartacus and the wider context of the Servile Wars. It is an enjoyable read, req [...]

    3. Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) by Brent D. Shaw (2001)

    4. I read it for school. A bunch of primary sources translated by the author. Mildly interesting. Nothing special.

    5. It's a good book of primary sources about the Greek slave wars. Not my favorite book ever, but reasonably interesting.

    6. I reread this for NaNoWriMo research. Excellent compilation of ancient authors' text in one volume.

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