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'''Spartacus''' was a [[Thrace|Thracian]] [[gladiator]]-[[slave]], who led a slave revolt against the [[Roman Republic]] from 73BC to 71BC. The rising was eventually crushed - 6,600 rebels being crucified along the [[Appian Way]] - but Spartacus' own fate (escape, death in battle, or anonymous execution) is unknown.
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'''Spartacus''' was a [[Thrace|Thracian]] [[gladiator]]-[[slave]], who led a slave revolt against the [[Roman Republic]] from 73BC to 71BC. The rising was eventually crushed - 6,600 rebels being crucified along the Appian Way - but Spartacus' own fate (escape, death in battle, or anonymous execution) is unknown.
  
The story of Spartacus was made into a film, ''Spartacus'' (1960), directed by [[Stanley Kubrick]] and starring [[Kirk Douglas]] as the eponymous hero.
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The story of Spartacus was made into a film, ''Spartacus'' (1960), directed by [[Stanley Kubrick]] and starring Kirk Douglas as the eponymous hero.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:35, 30 March 2011

Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator-slave, who led a slave revolt against the Roman Republic from 73BC to 71BC. The rising was eventually crushed - 6,600 rebels being crucified along the Appian Way - but Spartacus' own fate (escape, death in battle, or anonymous execution) is unknown.

The story of Spartacus was made into a film, Spartacus (1960), directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the eponymous hero.