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Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and Oenomaus, was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Little is known about Spartacus beyond the events of the war, and surviving historical accounts ...


Jul 31, 2006 ... The story of Spartacus has served as inspiration for books, movies and a television series ... Ancient History: Spartacus and the Slave Rebellion.


Feb 2, 2010 ... The legend of Spartacus has inspired so many fanciful retellings, ... In The Spartacus War, Barry Strauss gives a historical account of the ...


Sulla marched his legions into Rome itself to enforce his appointment and to stop the reform legislation of the populares; this was the first time in history that a ...


Discover facts about Spartacus, the Roman slave and gladiator. Find out why he has become a modern-day inspirational figure.


Nov 16, 2014 ... Spartacus' story begins in Thrace, a region to the north of Greece, the west of Italy , and to the south of the Celtic tribes. His exact beginnings are ...


Jun 13, 2017 ... Spartacus: leader of an army of runaway slaves that shook Italy in 73-71 ... of Sallust or (less likely) Livy's History of Rome from its Foundation.


Mar 4, 2016 ... The story of Spartacus has been told by historians, novelists, and filmmakers up to the present day when it enjoys a wide following as a very ...


Spartacus was a citizen of Rome, which means he was a free male. He joined the Roman legion when he was a teenager, but he really didn't like life in the ...