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The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx by [Toner, Jerry]
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“Thought provoking . . . written in a tone that feels both educated and archaically brutal . . .  [Toner’s] history and commentary provides context for the dirty institution upon which modern civilization is built.” —Publishers Weekly

“By turns charming, haughty, and brutal . . . Toner, a classicist, comes up with an ingenious device.  He creates Marcus Sidonius Falx, an ancient-Roman nobleman and the imagined author of a treatise on how to buy, breed, and train a slave."  —The New Yorker

“Captivating . . . Toner draws on Seneca, Pliny the Younger and various Roman chroniclers to create in Falx a credible portrait of the affluent slaveholder—smug, smart, sardonic.” —Bloomberg.com 

About the Author

Jerry Toner is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Churchill College, Cambridge. He is the author of Roman Disasters, Homer’s Turk, and Popular Culture in Ancient Rome.

Mary Beard is a Cambridge professor and author of more than a dozen books, including Confronting the Classics.

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  • File Size: 1454 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X76T6GI
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