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The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself. With his fellow gladiators, Spartacus built an army of 60,000 soldiers and controlled the southern Italian countryside. A charismatic leader, he used religion to win support. An ex-soldier in the Roman army, Spartacus excelled in combat. He defeated nine Roman armies and kept Rome at bay for two years before he was defeated. After his final battle, 6,000 of his followers were captured and crucified along Rome's main southern highway.

The Spartacus War is the dramatic and factual account of one of history's great rebellions. Spartacus was beaten by a Roman general, Crassus, who had learned how to defeat an insurgency. But the rebels were partly to blame for their failure. Their army was large and often undisciplined; the many ethnic groups within it frequently quarreled over leadership. No single leader, not even Spartacus, could keep them all in line. And when faced with a choice between escaping to freedom and looting, the rebels chose wealth over liberty, risking an eventual confrontation with Rome's most powerful forces.

The result of years of research, The Spartacus War is based not only on written documents but also on archaeological evidence, historical reconstruction, and the author's extensive travels in the Italian countryside that Spartacus once conquered.

Synopsis:

and#8226; An authoritative account from an expert

Synopsis:

• An authoritative account from an expert Author - The Spartacus War is the first popular history of the revolt in English. A leading authority on classical military history, Barry Strauss has used recent archaeological discoveries, ancient documents, and on-site investigations to create the most accurate and detailed account of the Spartacus rebellion ever written—and it reads like a first-rate novel. .

• A thrilling story that has inspired novelists and filmmakers: The real-life Spartacus is even more amazing than his fictional counterparts. A slave from Thrace (modern day Bulgaria), possibly of noble origins, he led a shocking rebellion at a gladiatorial school in Capua in 73 BC. Within two years the ranks of his army, which started with fewer than 100 men, swelled to 60,000; they routed nine Roman armies and for a time controlled all of southern Italy. The Roman general Crassus eventually defeated the slave army and while Spartacus apparently died on the field of battle, his body was never recovered. The legend arose that he escaped and remained undefeated..

About the Author

Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including andlt;iandgt;The Battle of Salamisandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Trojan Warandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Spartacus Warandlt;/iandgt;. Visit BarryStrauss.com.

Table of Contents

Chronology
Author's Note

Introduction

BREAKOUT
1. The Gladiator
2. The Thracian Lady

VENGEANCE
3. The Praetors
4. The Pathfinders
5. The Stoic

RETREAT
6. The Decimator
7. The Pirate
8. The Fisherman

TO THE DEATH
9. The Celtic Women
10. Spartacus
11. The Victors

Conclusion

Glossary of Key Names
Note on Sources
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416532064
Author:
Strauss, Barry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
spartacus slave revolt, spartcus slave rebellion, sparta, spartacus slave revolt, roman empire, gladiator combat, crassus, capua, 300 movies, spartacus starz, liam mcintyre, 300 rise of an empire, 300 spartans, spartacus blood and sand, spartacus tv show,
Subject:
spartacus slave revolt, spartcus slave rebellion, sparta, spartacus slave revolt, roman empire, gladiator combat, crassus, capua, 300 movies, spartacus starz, liam mcintyre, 300 rise of an empire, 300 spartans, spartacus blood and sand, spartacus tv show,
Subject:
spartacus slave revolt, spartcus slave rebellion, sparta, spartacus slave revolt, roman empire, gladiator combat, crassus, capua, 300 movies, spartacus starz, liam mcintyre, 300 rise of an empire, 300 spartans, spartacus blood and sand, spartacus tv show,
Subject:
spartacus slave revolt, spartcus slave rebellion, sparta, spartacus slave revolt, roman empire, gladiator combat, crassus, capua, 300 movies, spartacus starz, liam mcintyre, 300 rise of an empire, 300 spartans, spartacus blood and sand, spartacus tv show,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 bw t/o
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.12 x 6.12 in 10.885 oz

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"Synopsis" by , • An authoritative account from an expert Author - The Spartacus War is the first popular history of the revolt in English. A leading authority on classical military history, Barry Strauss has used recent archaeological discoveries, ancient documents, and on-site investigations to create the most accurate and detailed account of the Spartacus rebellion ever written—and it reads like a first-rate novel. .

• A thrilling story that has inspired novelists and filmmakers: The real-life Spartacus is even more amazing than his fictional counterparts. A slave from Thrace (modern day Bulgaria), possibly of noble origins, he led a shocking rebellion at a gladiatorial school in Capua in 73 BC. Within two years the ranks of his army, which started with fewer than 100 men, swelled to 60,000; they routed nine Roman armies and for a time controlled all of southern Italy. The Roman general Crassus eventually defeated the slave army and while Spartacus apparently died on the field of battle, his body was never recovered. The legend arose that he escaped and remained undefeated..

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