The world of Late Antiquity teems with hidden figures. One goal of SLA has been to use new tools and perspectives to make these people—sometimes called “the subaltern”—visible.1 Our aim is two-fold: We seek to peer outside the frame imposed by our almost exclusively male, predominantly elite, generally Mediterranean late ancient literary sources, to see the humbler citizens, the slaves, the women, the political and religious dissidents, and the people living beyond their imagined frontiers. In so doing, we also strive to challenge the way in which modern scholars further distorted our view of the late ancient world beyond the frame by utilizing methodologies that privileged documentary sources and avoided...

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