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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... More »
Born: c. 110 B.C., Thrace
Died: 71 B.C.
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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 ...

Spartacus - Famous Wonders


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 »
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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 - History Net: Where History Comes Alive - World & US ...


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 ...

BBC - History - Spartacus


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 ...

Biography About Spartacus


the life and biography about Spartacus. ... In 73 BC, Spartacus and some 70 followers escaped from the gladiator school of Lentulus Batiatus. Seizing the knives ...

'Spartacus War': Story Of The Real-Life Gladiator : NPR


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 ...

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Spartacus - Warrior, Military Leader, Folk Hero - Biography.com


Spartacus was a Roman slave and gladiator who led a massive revolt against the Roman Empire. Learn more at Biography.com.

Biography On Spartacus - Roman Colosseum


Biography On Spartacus! Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about Biography On Spartacus. History, facts and information about ...

Spartacus | Roman gladiator | Britannica.com


Dec 17, 2014 ... Spartacus, (died 71 bce), leader in the Gladiatorial War (73–71) against Rome. A Thracian by birth, Spartacus served in the Roman Army, ...

Spartacus Biography (Slave/Soldier) - Infoplease


Biography of Spartacus, The gladiator who led a slave army against the legions of Rome.

Biography for Kids: Spartacus - Ducksters


Kids learn about the biography of Spartacus from Ancient Rome. Gladiator who led a slave revolt.