Roman Empire

The early Christian communists

Agape Feast

The early Christian Communities practiced communism, here's how we know.

The Bagaudae: history's first revolutionaries? - Pablo Romero Gabella

A brief introduction to the Bagaudae, the social and historical context of the late Roman Empire, and the modern debates over the meaning of the revolts generally included under this rubric.

'As many enemies as there are slaves’: Spartacus and the politics of servile rebellion in the late republic

Gladiators

A short essay on the politics (real and imagined) of the Three Servile Wars that shook the Roman Empire, with an emphasis on the rebellion led by Spartacus between 73 and 71 B.C.