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Spartacus - Behind the myth - excellent 5 part video series

The real history of Spartacus, an excellent video series on the times and the slave revolt

Spartacus (c. 109 BCE-71 BCE), according to Roman historians, was a slave and a gladiator who became a leader (or possibly one of several leaders) in the major slave uprising against the Roman Republic known as the Third Servile War.

Spartacus was trained at the gladiatorial school (ludus) near Capua, belonging to Lentulus Batiatus. Finally in 73 BCE, Spartacus and some seventy followers escaped from the gladiator school of Lentulus Batiatus. Seizing the knives in the cook's shop and a wagon full of weapons, the slaves fled to the caldera of Mount Vesuvius, near modern day Naples. There they were joined by other rural slaves.

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By netchicken: posted on 14-11-2009








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