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Marcus Sidonius Falx is a Roman of noble birth. After serving with distinction in the legions, he retired to manage his substantial country estates. He now divides his time between his properties in Campania and the province of Africa and his luxury villa on the Esquiline hill overlooking Rome. He is the author of How to Manage Your Slaves (2014) and Release Your Inner Roman (2016), with his assistant and amanuensis, Dr Jerry Toner of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.