ROME’S SICILIAN SLAVE WARS The Revolts of Eunus and Salvius, 136-132 and 105-100 BC


A well-researched and well-written 256 page Hardback, detailing two slave uprisings that have stayed too long in the shadow of Spartacus’ more famous rebellion. Barca places these events into their local and broader contexts, illuminating the struggles of slaves under the thumb of a horrific regime.
Military history students will enjoy this book too. Barca’s observation, that Rome might lose battles but not wars, applies all too well to Sicily’s slave wars, which, in the end, were valiant efforts but doomed almost from their inception.

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