“… like he’s somebody …”: Runaway Slaves in Roman Egypt

At some point during the third century CE, a slave-owner wrote a notice of a runaway enslaved man. The tall, thin Egyptian man in his early thirties – a weaver by trade – had gone missing and a reward was out for his return. The description of him, given by his owners, is particularly unflattering: “[A reward … More “… like he’s somebody …”: Runaway Slaves in Roman Egypt

How to be Successful in Life (Fourth-Century Style)

*GUEST POST by Ágnes T. Mihálykó (see her bio here)   What did a young man in the fourth century CE wish from life? Not much different from what young men today might desire: professional success, favour with others, and, of course, women. His means of attaining his goals were, however, not that familiar to … More How to be Successful in Life (Fourth-Century Style)