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Un adevărat revoluţionar al timpului său - a luat parte activ la mişcarea Risorgimento din Italia mijlocului de secol al XIX-lea, neezitând să ia arma în mână, în 1859, pentru a ajuta la înfăptuirea unităţii şi independenţei Italiei - Raffaello Giovagnoli a urmat îndeaproape, prin scrierile sale, dominate de o rară pasiune, acel crez al libertăţii caracteristic romantismul ...more
Published 1961 by Editura Tineretului (first published 1874)
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Misericordia ❣
Sep 23, 2016 Misericordia ❣ rated it it was amazing
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An inredibly romantic story. Reread it multiple times.
Pasatoiu George
Jan 24, 2015 Pasatoiu George rated it really liked it
After reading this book, you can not stop and wonder how history could change and how the world would look today if some details from the past would be slightly different. The Third Servile War, fought by the slaves army lead by Spartacus against the oppression of Rome is one of those moments in history that would have caused a major change in the events to come if the winner would have been the other side. The book is not 100% historically accurate, but it does capture the most important parts ...more
Michael Scott
Jan 05, 2009 Michael Scott rated it really liked it
Raffaello Giovagnoli's Spartacus is a fictional story of the historical figure who as a Roman slave started one of the biggest gladiator revolts around 70 BC. While today's knowledge of the subject makes several passages inaccurate or plain wrong, this book is wonderful both in its depiction of Roman life and in showing the agony of an enslaved soul (saying more would spoil the fun for the reader-intent).
Mar 17, 2012 Anna rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book because Spartacus is one of my favorite historical personalities.But it turned out to be too naive and too idealistic for my cynical soul. It also contains women-blaming, slut-shaming and women fainting from ~feelings. I know it was written in 1874 and I should give him some slack but I never had such a problem with any other book from that period.
Oct 25, 2013 Adi rated it liked it
Not exactly what I was expecting. I felt as if the book itself was very short, and this was the reason why the story appeared rushed and lacked a lot of details. Apart from that however, the main characters were charming, and I couldn't help but enjoy the adventures and the battles.
Nov 22, 2015 Neri. rated it did not like it
The story of Spartacus is very interesting and kind of amazing but this was boring and pretencious. That's it.
Maikl Shady
Sep 14, 2011 Maikl Shady rated it it was amazing
It's best book in my life!!!!!!!!!!!
Спартак у Джованьоли — сильная личность, некогда представитель фракийской знати и воин римской армии, после ставший рабом, когда решил сражать с Римом за родную страну. Именно на понимании, что Спартак изначально принадлежал к элите и судьбою был выбран для управления людьми и строится его мировоззрение. Он не приемлет рабства, поскольку сам никогда принуждением не занимался. Идеальный человек — этот Спартак. Его гуманизм поражает воображение. Сомнительно, чтобы в его время кто-то говорил о любв ...more
Mihai Dumitru
Un roman istoric de referinta pentru perioada care ma pasioneaza cel mai mult: antichitate. Spartacus este un personaj romantic pentru Raffaello Giovagnoli, care i-a atribuit niste idealuri mult prea nobile pentru personajul istoric despre care azi stim mai multe pe filiera stiintifica. Insa autorul voia sa trimita un mesaj, iar personajul principal al romanului a servit drept vehicul pentru livrarea acestui mesaj de sorginte romantica (raportat la cultura romana i-as spune "sorginte pasoptista" ...more
В детстве была одной из любимых книг. Теперь же откровенно разочаровала. Автор явно стремится подражать Александру Дюма, совмещая художественное произведение с исторической хроникой. Но вымышленные сюжетные линии не достаточно увлекательны, а порой и нелогичны. Историческая же часть довольно затянута и излишне подробна. Верхом же глупости, на мой взгляд, является сочиненная автором причина начала заката восстания.
The book is about 600 pages and i was prepared it was going to start slow . I even thought that the whole book was going to be in slow motion ,but i was surprised . It was unexpected and I really didn't know what was going to happen . The moment I though had I predicted something I was wrong. This book was interesting for me . I knew the ending but not the fullest and i still wanted to go on whit the whole book . I recommend this novel to everyone .
May 24, 2014 Irina rated it liked it
The boring part of the book, at least for me, were the endless pages describing the battles between gladiators and slaves against the Romans, the Third Servile War. In spite of this unattractive part, Spartacus was a wise leader of a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic, which took place in Italy. He was a great man with a particular character, a brave commander with a quick mind and a loyal friend.
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Aug 12, 2016 Dato Kvaratskhelia rated it it was amazing
პირველი რეალური გაბრძოლება და შეიძლება ითქვას პირველი გამარჯვებაც კი მონობის და უთანასწორობის წინააღმდეგ. მონების ამბოხი რომელიც ლამის რომის დაცემით დასრულდა. ძალიან საინტერესო რომანი ძალიან საინტერესო ფენომნზე სახელად: სპარტაკი. ეს რომანი ყველას მოეწონება ვისაც ოდნავ მაინც იზიდავს ისტორია და რაღაც დოზით ისტორიული გამონაგონიც.
Darya Jaarah
Aug 24, 2012 Darya Jaarah rated it it was amazing
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When I first started reading this book I thought It was gonna be some dull history book but by the time I finished reading, I declared this to be one of my all time favourite books :)
Alexandra Kocik
Aug 13, 2012 Alexandra Kocik rated it liked it
Read this while doing a short biography on Spartacus for a college history class and learned many interesting things about this man.
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Oct 09, 2014 Hamssa Adel rated it it was amazing
من اول واجمل القصص اللي قرأتها من الأدب الأجنبي
قصه حب وحرية وشجاعه
ثورة للعبيد والمستضعفين ونهاية للرق الرومانى والمعاملة الوحشيه
Feb 24, 2012 Tremayne rated it really liked it
Spartacus was brave and courageous enough to fight for his freedom against the Romans. We should do the same and fight for what we want what's right.
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A very absorbing read from first to last page! ^_^ Totally enjoyed it.
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Raffaello Giovagnoli (14 May 1838 in Roma - 15 July 1915 in Roma) was an Italian writer.

Giovagnoli was a participant in the Risorgimento and an associate of G. Garibaldi. His historical novels dealing with ancient Rome, including Plautilla (1878), Saturnino (1879), and Messalina (1885), convey a romantic enthusiasm for the struggle against tyranny and a sharp anticlericalism. The novel Spartacus (
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