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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good introduction for people that want to read about spartacus who are unfamiliar with the era. for those who are well verse in the late republican period, it still is worth looking into Read full review

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This is a story of the gladiator, Spartacus. He was brought from Thrace (Bulgaria) to fight in an area in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. In about 73 to 71 BC Spartacus and seventy other gladiators broke ... Read full review

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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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