By Amador
2 years ago

Spartaco Spartaco Spartaco!

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Probably you knew Spartacus for the movies and the TV Serie.

His name originally in Greek was Spártakos and he was gladiator from Thrace that lead one of the biggest slave uprising in the history.

He rebelled against the oppression from the Roman Republic to the slaves and created the third servile war.

He was a Thracian mercenary who became a roman soldier. Later on he deserted and became enslaved, that's when he was sold for gladiator.

He was trained in Capua by Lentulus Batiatus after being captured by the Legions.

70 slaves organised a plot and started freeing and recruiting more and more slaves until they had an army. This army defeated few of the roman legions sent after them, and once they were outnumbered, they took position in the mount Vesuvius.

There is no clear aim on Spartacus rebellion, as he wasn't looking for the abolishment of the slavery.

After many battles (few won and few lost) Spartacus army was mostly exterminated, and thousands of them including Spartacus crucified by Marcus Licinius Crassus Legions.

this case reminds me as well to the case of Cuba, where Fidel Castro started a revolution with 30 guys and end up taking over a whole country.

Anyway, I think that Spartacus was a good strategist.

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Borderline I have seen the movie but I haven´t watched the series. Is it any good?
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Amador I don't know I haven't watched it.
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bee I loved the movie
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Bilston Very good movie.
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