Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents

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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 ...

Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents 2001, Bedford Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780312183103

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