Spartacus: The Gladiator (Spartacus, #1) by Ben KaneHistorically very little is known about Spartacus. We know that he came from Thrace, a land north of Greece, that he once fought in the Roman legions and that, during two fateful years, he led a slave army which nearly brought Rome to its knees.
In Ben Kanes brilliant novel, we meet Spartacus as he returns to Thrace, ready to settle down after a decade away. But a new king has usurped the throne. Treacherous and violent, he immediately seizes Spartacus and sells him to a Roman slave trader looking for new gladiators.
The odyssey has begun which will see Spartacus become one of the greatest legends of history, the hero of revolutionaries from Karl Marx to Che Guevara, immortalised on screen, and now brought to life in Ben Kanes great bestseller - a novel which takes the story to its halfway point and is continued in Spartacus: Rebellion.
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Spartacus is an American television series produced in New Zealand that premiered on Starz on January 22, , and concluded on April 12, The fiction series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus , a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua. Executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Robert Tapert focused on structuring the events of Spartacus' obscure early life leading up to the beginning of historical records. After the completion of the first season titled Spartacus: Blood and Sand , production for another season was delayed because lead actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with early-stage non-Hodgkin lymphoma so Starz produced a six-episode prequel mini-series entitled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, .
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Sign in. A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. Votes: , The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome. In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.