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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 from the Roman army. He was captured, sold into slavery, and then trained to be a gladiator. In 73 B.C. he escaped with 70 or 80 fellow gladiators; they gathered other escaped slaves to them, and as their force grew they defeated Roman troops More »
Born: c. 110 B.C. (Thrace)

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Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and Oenomaus, was one of the escaped ...

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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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Oct 13, 2017 ... Spartacus: Spartacus, leader in the Gladiatorial War (73–71 BCE) against Rome. ... Overview of Spartacus's life, including a discussion of 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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Kids learn about the biography of Spartacus from Ancient Rome. Gladiator who led a slave revolt.

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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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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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Get information, facts, and pictures about Spartacus at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects ... Encyclopedia of World Biography. Encyclopedia of World ...

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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  ...