Brent D. Shaw Brent D. Shaw is the Andrew Fleming West professor of Classics at Princeton University. His major recent historical study is *Sacred Violence: African Christians and Sectarian Hatred in the Age of Augustine*. He is the recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been Commonwealth Scholar at Cambridge University, honorary visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, and Goldman Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His interests in violence in Roman society, especially in civil conflicts in the later Roman Empire, helped inspire the Bedford/St. Martin’s volume Spartacus and the Slave Wars (2001).