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Spartacus was born c. 110 B.C. in Thrace.
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>>

Spartacus - Wikipedia


Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and ... Born, c. 111 BC The area around the middle course of the Strymon (the modern-day Struma river, Bulgaria...

Spartacus | HistoryNet


Jul 31, 2006 ... Spartacus was killed, but his body was never found. Some 6,000 rebellious slaves were crucified as a warning to others. The story of Spartacus ...

Historical Background for Spartacus - VRoma


The real Spartacus was a freeborn provincial from Thrace, who may have ... separated from Spartacus, were defeated by Publicola, and Crixus was killed.

The legendary Spartacus: Gladiator and leader of slaves against the ...


Nov 16, 2014 ... Thracian born Roman gladiator, Spartacus is now considered the stuff of legend. To this day, books, movies, and TV shows have been created ...

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 ...

Spartacus: History of Gladiator Revolt Leader - Live Science


Sep 17, 2013 ... Spartacus was a gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. ... down the Italian peninsula until he was killed in battle in April 71 B.C..

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


Apr 2, 2014 ... Spartacus was a Roman slave and gladiator who led a massive revolt ... in Military History · Famous Warriors · Famous People Born in 109.

Spartacus | Roman gladiator | Britannica.com


Dec 17, 2014 ... A Thracian by birth, Spartacus served in the Roman Army, perhaps deserted, ... Pompey's army intercepted and killed many slaves who were ...