Spartacus - in ancient sources @ attalus.org
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- leader of a slave revolt in Italy, 1st century B.C.
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ape from a training school at Capua; the start of Spartacus' revolt.
Spartacus leads a band of 74 gladiators who escape from a training
Spartacus brings his followers down from Vesuvius and defeats the pra
Spartacus holds funeral games for a woman killed in the fighting.
Spartacus defeats two more Roman commanders, Furius and Cossinius.
Spartacus slips away safely when another praetor, P.Varinius, confron
Spartacus decisively defeats Varinius.
Spartacus gathers a large army of about 70,000 slaves.
sends both consuls to face Spartacus, who is heading towards the
Spartacus defeats the other consul, Lentulus.
Spartacus defeats C.Cassius, the governor of Cisalpine Gaul, near Mut
Spartacus defeats the combined forces of the consuls in Picenum.
Spartacus decides not to march on Rome.
M.Cato for his bravery while serving in the war against Spartacus.
Spartacus captures Thurii and provides new weapons for his army.
command of the war against Spartacus is transferred to M.Crassus,
his army, after his subordinate Mummius is defeated by Spartacus.
Crassus defeats Spartacus and forces him to retreat.
Spartacus attempts to cross to Sicily, but is surrounded by Crassus
Spartacus breaks out at night though Crassus' siegeworks.
German slaves separated from Spartacus' main army, near a Lucanian
Spartacus withdraws towards Brundisium.
Crassus defeats and kills Spartacus by the river Silarus.
General comments on the virtuous character of Spartacus.
neral comments on the ignominious war against Spartacus' slave army.
The survivors of Spartacus' army are rounded up and crucified.
Crassus celebrates an ovation, for his victory over Spartacus.
Servile Wars. And Spartacus the gladiator, having escaped
& The barbarian Spartacus showed himself to be grateful
Sertorius, Perperna, Crixus, and Spartacus, by styling them civil
hundred. Before advancing against Spartacus in person, who was
plate, when we know that Spartacus issued an order to his
be proscribed! but proscribed by Spartacus!
and offer battle, while Spartacus [argued against attacki
of slaves. Since Spartacus could not stop these [outrage
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