The Spartacus war

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself. With his fellow gladiators, Spartacus built an army of 60,000 soldiers and controlled the southern Italian countryside. A charismatic leader, he used religion to win support. An ex-soldier in the Roman army, Spartacus excelled in combat. He defeated nine Roman armies and kept Rome at bay for two years before he was defeated. After his final battle, 6,000 of his followers were captured and crucified along Rome's main southern highway. The Spartacus War is the dramatic and factual account of one of history's great rebellions. Spartacus was beaten by a Roman general, Crassus, who had learned how to defeat an insurgency. But the rebels were partly to blame for their failure. Their army was large and often undisciplined; the many ethnic groups within it frequently quarreled over leadership. No single leader, not even Spartacus, could keep them all in line. And when faced with a choice between escaping to freedom and looting, the rebels chose wealth over liberty, risking an eventual confrontation with Rome's most powerful forces. The result of years of research, The Spartacus War is based not only on written documents but also on archaeological evidence, historical reconstruction, and the author's extensive travels in the Italian countryside that Spartacus once conquered.
More Details
ISBN:
9781416532057
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8eae8abd-c89b-9bd2-6d3f-b696a95503a0
full_title spartacus war
author strauss barry s
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Strauss, Barry S.
author_display Strauss, Barry S
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 8eae8abd-c89b-9bd2-6d3f-b696a95503a0
isbn 9781416532057
item_details ils:.b12994832|.i13871912|Central Adult Nonfiction|937 STRAU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 27, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 937 STRAU
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781416532057
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b12994832|Book|Books||English|Simon & Schuster,|2009.|xii, 264 p., [8] p. of plates : 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12994832|.i13871912|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Rome -- History -- Servile Wars, 135-71 B.C
title_display The Spartacus war
title_full The Spartacus war / Barry Strauss
title_short The Spartacus war