For two glorious years in ancient Rome, the rebel leader Spartacus led an army of slaves that defeated Roman legions and threatened the prestige of Rome itself. Spartacus was not born a slave; he was a freeborn man from Thrace, who was possibly a deserter...
c. 110 B.C.,
Encyclopedia of World Biography The Columbia Encyclopedia,. ... Spartacus (
died 71 B.C.) was a Thracian gladiator who led a slave war in Italy against the ...
Statue of Spartacus at the Louvre Photo by: Denis Foyatier, Creative Commons ...
that we visit the amphitheater in Capua where Spartacus fought for his life.
While flattered, I had to decline. Barry Strauss has traveled the Campanian path the rebels took when they started a revolt that thwarted Rome from 73-71 B.C. The geography of Italy is almost as important a character as Spartacus
in Strauss' version of the most famous ... More »
Plutarch, Life of Crassus (VIII.2). A Thracian by birth who had been sold as a
slave to a gladiatorial school in Capua, Spartacus was one of seventy-eight men
Spartacus summary: Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator. Little is known about
his life before he became one of the slave leaders in the Third Servile War, the ...
Little is known of the early years of Spartacus. He is thought to have been born in
Thrace (modern day Balkan region) and it has been suggested he was in the ...
the life and biography about Spartacus. ... In 73 BC, Spartacus and some 70
followers escaped from the gladiator school of Lentulus Batiatus. Seizing the
Feb 2, 2010 ... The legend of Spartacus has inspired so many fanciful retellings, it's easy to lose
track of what actually happened back in 73 BC. In The ...