How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx, Paperback

How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx Paperback

Part of the The Marcus Sidonius Falx Trilogy series



At last, a clear manual for managing slaves the Roman way.

In How to Manage Your Slaves, Marcus Sidonius Falx offers practical advice, showing where and how to buy slaves and how to get the best out of them.

He explains how to tell good slaves from bad, offers guidance on the punishment of miscreants, and reveals the secrets of command and authority.

He covers the delicate subjects of when you should let your slaves have sex and whether to engage in sex with them yourself - and considers when to set them free.

Armed with this guide you will be master in your own home: your household will be a comfort to your family, its running the envy of your neighbours. Slavery was a core institution in the Roman world for all its long existence.

As they conquered, the Romans enslaved millions and then bred from this stock to maintain their numbers in times of peace.

It almost never occurred to anyone that slavery might be dispensed with and to no one at all that it was morally reprehensible. Up to now ancient slavery may have been difficult to fathom: this Roman's-eye view takes us to the heart of the matter and, based on a wealth of original sources, lets us understand just why slaves meant so much to the Romans.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781781252529



Free delivery within the UK
Standard Delivery
Within the UK

Also in the The Marcus Sidonius Falx Trilogy series



Available with free
standard delivery



Available for
immediate download