The Spartacus War

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Orion, Jul 23, 2009 - History - 272 pages
21 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  - Rob - Goodreads

A clear and honest look at Spartacus and the slave revolt he led. Strauss provides excellent history and research but the book reads quickly and is fast paced. Great read. 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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