Spartacus Road

Spartacus Road : A Personal Journey Through Ancient Italy

By (author) Peter Stothard


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Sweepingly erudite and strikingly personal, The Spartacus Road is a book like none other--at once a journalist's notebook, a reflection on life's fragility, including the author's own fight against cancer; and a classicist's celebration. As he travels along the Spartacus Road and into the classical Italian landscape, Stothard breathes new life into a singular war in antiquity, recounting one of the greatest stories of the ages.

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  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • 03 Apr 2012
  • Overlook Press
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1590205782
  • 9781590205785
  • 1,938,938

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Author Information

PETER STOTHARD is the Editor-in-Chief of the "Times Literary Supplement." He was editor of the "Times" for ten years and writes on modern politics and ancient literature.

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"Mr. Stothard's engaging book reminds us that, for all the secrets the story of Spartacus refuses to give up, it still leads us back to the heart of things." -"Wall Street Journal"

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