Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World 140 B.C.-70 B.C.

Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World 140 B.C.-70 B.C.

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"[F]or once, the publisher's blurb is right. Bradley's book does fill a real need, and will (deservedly) become a standard work." - Barry Baldwin, University of Calgary. "...clear and sensible: a good starting point for those interested in the great slave rebellions of Republican Rome." - Richard L. Bates, Villanova University. "This outstanding book is likely to become the standard reference work on Roman slave wars for years to come." - Brendan Nagle, University of Southern California. In the seventy years between 140 B.C. and 70 B.C., Rome was confronted with three major slave rebellions. Two of the uprisings occurred in the province of Sicily. The third and most memorable, led by the gladiator Spartacus, took place in Italy and posed a serious threat to the city of Rome. Bradley's work carefully describes and analyzes these rebellions in their respective contexts. In addition to examining the immediate historical context of each rebellion and the relationship of the uprisings to the overall development of Roman slavery in the second century, B.C., Bradley offers an original analysis of the rebellions against the broad background of resistance in modern slave societies. Emphasizing the material conditions that led slaves to resist and the practical means by which their resistance was maintained, Bradley demonstrates the relationship of the Roman slave wars to other types of slave resistance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 202 pages
  • 164.3 x 244.3 x 17.3mm | 522.53g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Pbk ed.
  • maps
  • 0253312590
  • 9780253312594

Table of contents

Preface Prologue 1. Slave Resistance in the New World 2. Slavery and Slave Resistance at Rome 3. The First Slave War in Sicily 4. The Second Slave War in Sicily 5. The Slave War of Spartacus 6. The Maintenance of Rebellion Epilogue Appendix 1. The Literary Sources for the Slave Wars Appendix 2. The Beginning of the First Slave War in Sicily Appendix 3. The Duration of the Spartacan War Notes Bibliographical References Indexshow more

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