Jerry Toner
Classicist, University of Cambridge (Churchill College)

Jerry Toner is director of classical studies at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He is the author, with Marcus Sidonius Falx, of the Roman self-help books, Release Your Inner Roman (2016) and How to Manage Your Slaves (2014).

Written by Jerry Toner

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Family life
How to be a patriarch

His duties are many, his challenges weighty, but his glory can be great. A guide to family management, by a Roman nobleman

Marcus Sidonius Falx & Jerry Toner

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The ancient world
Slaves or wage slaves

Incentives, rewards, bonuses and bonding experiences – Roman slaveowners were the first management theorists

Jerry Toner