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    Description- An authoritative account from an expert author: "The Spartacus War" is the first popular history of the revolt in English. A leading authority on classical military history, Barry Strauss has used recent archaeological discoveries, ancient documents, and on-site investigations to create the most accurate and detailed account of the Spartacus rebellion ever written--and it reads like a first-rate novel. .- A thrilling story that has inspired novelists and filmmakers: The real-life Spartacus is even more amazing than his fictional counterparts. A slave from Thrace (modern day Bulgaria), possibly of noble origins, he led a shocking rebellion at a gladiatorial school in Capua in 73 BC. Within two years the ranks of his army, which started with fewer than 100 men, swelled to 60,000; they routed nine Roman armies and for a time controlled all of southern Italy. The Roman general Crassus eventually defeated the slave army and while Spartacus apparently died on the field of battle, his body was never recovered. The legend arose that he escaped and remained undefeated..

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    The Spartacus War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Strauss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416532064
    ISBN 10: 1416532064

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Ingram Subject Code: XL
    LC classification: DG
    Libri: I-XL
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC21: 937.05
    DC22: 937.05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    02 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "With his trademarks of extensive knowledge, insight, and great storytelling ability, Barry Strauss brings us as close as we can get to the enigmatic Spartacus, the slave who defied the Roman Republic." -- Adrian Goldsworthy, author of "Caesar: Life of a Colossus"