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.,
Spartacus. Tod des Spartacus by Hermann Vogel.jpg. The Death of Spartacus by
Hermann Vogel (1882). Rebel slave leader. Personal details. Born, 112 BC
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 ...
A Thracian by birth who had been sold as a slave to a gladiatorial school in
Capua, Spartacus was one of seventy-eight men who escaped and took refuge in
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 »
Facts And Information About The Life And History of Spartacus, Thracian ...
Spartacus Facts. Born. 109 BC ... Spartacus may have served in the Roman Army
Statue of Spartacus at the Louvre Photo by: Denis Foyatier, Creative Commons
Colosseum History Facts Location.
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 ...