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.
Secrets of the Gladiators: Rome Unwrapped
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.
By DecimusCaesar , July 5, in Colosseum. I've thought it odd that I've been interested in ancient Rome for many years but I have never really seen many of the 'Classic' films or tv shows about this period. The Jeremy Sisto "Julius Caesar" had some nice moments. Sulla was presented as the wicked old villain that he was. The depiction of Pompey was among the best I've seen -- you could actually imagine him as the sort for whom Caesar would carry water.
Sign in. Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus. Spartacus and a few surviving people are trapped on top of the Vesuvius volcano. Glaber and Ashur guard the entrance. Alex Borstein , RuPaul , and other stars at the Emmys answer our fans' burning questions. Watch now. In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.