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The Spartacus War

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The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
March 18th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x197x17
ISBN-13
9780753826980
Product ID
3883028

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