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  - Neil - Goodreads

There is a lot of guesswork when trying to put the true story about Spatacus but this book has tried to put as much truth as possible based on historical writings and findings. It does this well but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cynthia Blumberg - Goodreads

Barry Strauss again writes a comprehensive tale from the sparsest of sources to give us a wonderful narrative history about the most famous slave in history. He expertly guides us through the Italian ... Read full review

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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