The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx

The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx

Jerry Toner


The sly, subversive, first-person, and uncompromising advisor to the realities of slavery and servitude in historic Rome, with a foreword by means of Mary Beard.

Having spent such a lot of his lifestyles dealing with his servants―many of them prisoners from Rome’s army conquests―he determined to jot down a type of owner’s guide for his neighbors and countrymen.

the outcome, The Roman advisor to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive consultant to the realities of servitude in historical Rome. Cambridge student Jerry Toner makes use of Falx, his fictional yet true-to-life construction, to explain the place and the way to Romans acquired slaves, how they can inform an obedient employee from a troublemaker, or even how the ruling type reacted to the inevitable slave revolts. Toner additionally provides remark all through, interpreting the callous phrases and informal brutality of Falx and his compatriots and placing all of it in context for the fashionable reader.

Written with a deep wisdom of historical culture―and the depths of its cruelty―this is the Roman Empire as you’ve by no means noticeable it ahead of.

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