Spartacus: The Myth and the Man
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Spartacus: The Myth and the Man

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Today, knowledge of the gladiator-slave Spartacus comes mostly from the 1960 Kirk Douglas epic. This exciting book traces the story of Spartacus from early slavehood to the legends which still surround his name.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 23rd 2006 by The History Press Ltd
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Pete daPixie
'Spartacus-The myth and the man' by M.J. Trow, published 2006, is a book constructed around it's title.
Spartacus the man is truthfully summed up in a single paragraph in the final chapter:- 'As so often with iconic figures of the past, we are left with a bewildering array of tantalising glimpses but very few firm sightings of Spartacus. We have some facts. He was from Thrace, but exactly where and from which tribe is unknown. The date of his birth must be guesswork; his parents names are not rec...more
Readable and interesting. Trow does a solid job of supporting his thesis that Spartacus had experience as a Roman soldier. My only complaint is the he dovotes too many pages to the Kirk Douglas film.
Read about half of this for dissertation research on the Roman military
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Meirion James Trow is a full-time teacher of history who has been doubling as a crime writer for seventeen years. Originally from Ferndale, Rhondda in South Wales he now lives on the Isle of Wight. His interests include collecting militaria, film, the supernatural and true crime.
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