Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
Dr. Jeffrey Stevens is a professor of ancient history at the University of Missouri. Since 2008, he has served as the Assistant Field Director and Numismatist for the San Martino Archaeological Field School in Torano di Borgorose, Italy. His monograph, Servile Tradition and the Myth of Liberty in Ancient Rome explores how Rome’s imperial success was built upon an effective application of the social institutions of family and slavery that regulated power relations within Roman society, and how conquered peoples were required to accept their subjugated status within the larger familia that comprised the Roman state. Additionally, he has served in a consultation role for the STARZ Spartacus series and the Netflix Roman Empire series to provide staff writers and executives with information on the ancient Roman world and the Emperor Commodus.