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    DescriptionIn 72 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. 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 labored on farms in Italy and Sicily, including 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. Rome, 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, three maps, an annotated list of ancient writers, and questions for consideration.


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    Title
    Spartacus and the Slave Wars
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by University Brent D Shaw, Translated by University Brent D Shaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312237035
    ISBN 10: 0312237030
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC22: 937, 937/.05
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DG253.5 .S62 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    Annotated
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    01 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Brent D. Shaw is Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Review quote
    ...a slim but useful volume which attempts to put the Spartacus slave rebellion into the larger context of slave resistance... "The Journal of Military History"