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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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Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and .... 2010 to April 2013. The History Channel's "Barbarians Rising" ( 2016) features the story of Spartacus in its third episode entitled "Rebellion".

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The life and biography of Spartacus can be seen as righteous retribution against the Romans for their love of the cruel sports of the gladiatorial games in the ...

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Dec 17, 2014 ... A Thracian by birth, Spartacus served in the Roman Army, perhaps deserted, led ... Overview of Spartacus's life, including a discussion of the ...

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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 ...

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Apr 2, 2014 ... Spartacus was a Roman slave and gladiator who led a massive revolt against the Roman Empire. Learn more at Biography.com.

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Not a lot is known about Spartacus' early life. He was a Thracian who joined the Roman army as a young man. However, things didn't work out. He tried to leave ...

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Jul 31, 2006 ... Spartacus summary: Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator. Little is known about his life before he became one of the slave leaders in the Third ...

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All the major contemporary sources for the life of Spartacus agree that he was a Thracian. Plutarch adds that he came from a Nomadic stock. The historian ...

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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 ...