The Spartacus War

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Orion, Jul 23, 2009 - History - 272 pages
23 Reviews
Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees.

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User Review  - Alger - Goodreads

My primary disappointment with this book is the lack of new information or an improved timeline. I cannot fault Strauss for admitting when some crucial fact is simply unknown, and there are many key ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Glassborow - Goodreads

A history book not filled with boring dates etc. Instead the author describes life during the great slave revolt led by Spartacus and brings the era very much alive. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Barry Strauss read History at Cornell and gained a Ph.D at Yale in 1979. He is now Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. The author of nine books, he has appeared in many TV documentaries, and has contributed op-ed pieces to the WASHINGTON POST and LOS ANGELES TIMES.

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