The Spartacus War

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Orion, Jul 23, 2009 - History - 272 pages
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The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator.

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  - KrisK - Borders

Poor Barry Strauss. He must have been pretty mad when he decided to undertake the writing of this book. Each page of 'The Spartacus War' is ripe with words and phrases like, 'Spartacus might have done ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Barry Strauss read History at Cornell and gained a PhD 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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