The First Servile War

The slave uprising of Spartacus; the story that’s been retold in so many books, movies, and tv shows; the uprising that carved a path of fire and war up and down Italy and came within a hair’s breadth of sacking the Eternal City itself; that war was known to the Romans as the Third Servile … Continue reading The First Servile War

[Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity

  Praxagora:  I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; I shall begin by making land, money, property common to all. Blepyrus:  But who will till the soil? Praxagora:  Why, the slaves, of course. --Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae *** On … Continue reading [Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity