The Spartacus RoadThe Spartacus Road



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.

Author: Peter Stothard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468301588

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Its success was something no one before had ever known. The Spartacus Road is the route along which this rebel army outfought the world's finest military forces between 73and 71 BC, bringing both fears and hopes that have never wholly left the modern mind. 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.

The Spartacus RoadThe Spartacus Road



A narrative account of the Classical Thracian gladiator chronicles his gladiatorial school training, post-escape leadership of a growing army of slaves and defeat of major Roman armies before his capture and execution, in a history that ...

Author: Peter Stothard

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: UOM:39076002882889

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Page: 353

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A narrative account of the Classical Thracian gladiator chronicles his gladiatorial school training, post-escape leadership of a growing army of slaves and defeat of major Roman armies before his capture and execution, in a history that also assesses his life from historical and modern viewpoints.

The Appian WayThe Appian Way



sort of way. For the Appia specifically, the itineraries available online—gratis and in English—at the archeological ... Peter Stothard's On the Spartacus Road (New York, 2010), as its title suggests, is not about the Appia itself, ...

Author: Robert A. Kaster

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226142999

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Page: 136

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Describes travel down the Appian Way while analyzing the meaning of the road in modern and ancient context.

The Gladiators vs Spartacus Volume 2The Gladiators vs Spartacus Volume 2



Shaw, Brent D. (2005), “Spartacus Before Marx”. —. ... Spartacus: History and Tradition (Lublin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press). ... On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey Through Ancient Italy (London, HarperPress).

Author: Abraham Polonsky

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527564015

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Page: 595

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This publication of Abraham Polonsky’s unproduced screenplay for The Gladiators is a tribute to one of Hollywood’s premiere post-WW II directors and writers whose career was severely impacted by the blacklist. His script for The Gladiators survives to remind us that he could, and did, transform a difficult and complex novel of an ancient slave rebellion into a screenplay worthy of Arthur Koestler’s bold fictional vision. Through a combination of the ambivalence of its executive producer and star, plus bad timing, it never went before the cameras. This book is published in the hope that The Gladiators will be produced for cinema or television.

The Road to RomeThe Road to Rome



Spartacus let them enjoy the feeling for a moment. Then, “We'd better get a move on. There are a lot of men who need to hear what I've got to say.” “True enough,” said Getas. “May the Rider watch over us.” During the course of the next ...

Author: Ben Kane

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466815056

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Page: 528

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In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar's thinning legions and greatly outnumbered and fighting for their lives against the Egyptian army. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus' twin sister Fabiola, having caught only a glimpse of her long-missing twin before being forced to flee Egypt for Rome, lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. From the battlefields of Asia Minor and North Africa, to the lawless streets of Rome and the gladiator arena, they all face death and danger daily, until 44 B.C. when their individual roads all lead them to Rome where the future of the republic lies unexpectedly in their hands.

AlexandriaAlexandria



Blending aspects of memoir, history, and travel narrative into an elegant and unique tapestry, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the experiences that shaped his life. Melancholy yet often ...

Author: Peter Stothard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468310399

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Page: 400

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Blending aspects of memoir, history, and travel narrative into an elegant and unique tapestry, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the experiences that shaped his life. Melancholy yet often humorous, Alexandria probingly deconstructs the enigma of modern Egypt—with its uneasy mix of classical touchstones and increasingly volatile Middle Eastern politics—and offers a first†“hand glimpse into the fracturing state just before the Tahrir Square uprising and the start of the Arab Spring.

The Spartacus WarThe Spartacus War



The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years.

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439158395

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Page: 288

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An authoritative account from an expert author: The Spartacus War is the first popular history of the revolt in English. The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself. With his fellow gladiators, Spartacus built an army of 60,000 soldiers and controlled the southern Italian countryside. A charismatic leader, he used religion to win support. An ex-soldier in the Roman army, Spartacus excelled in combat. He defeated nine Roman armies and kept Rome at bay for two years before he was defeated. After his final battle, 6,000 of his followers were captured and crucified along Rome's main southern highway. The Spartacus War is the dramatic and factual account of one of history's great rebellions. Spartacus was beaten by a Roman general, Crassus, who had learned how to defeat an insurgency. But the rebels were partly to blame for their failure. Their army was large and often undisciplined; the many ethnic groups within it frequently quarreled over leadership. No single leader, not even Spartacus, could keep them all in line. And when faced with a choice between escaping to freedom and looting, the rebels chose wealth over liberty, risking an eventual confrontation with Rome's most powerful forces. The result of years of research, The Spartacus War is based not only on written documents but also on archaeological evidence, historical reconstruction, and the author's extensive travels in the Italian countryside that Spartacus once conquered.

The Spartacus WarThe Spartacus War



Roman jurists recommended crucifying notorious brigands at the scene of their crimes, which made Capua, the birthplace of Spartacus's revolt, the logical place to erect the crosses. Roman authorities also favoured the most crowded roads ...

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297857662

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Page: 272

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The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees.

The Last AssassinThe Last Assassin



Only one man was determined to kill the killers. THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man.

Author: Peter Stothard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474613170

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Page: 288

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'A gripping history' Mary Beard 'A political thriller, and a human story that astonishes' Hilary Mantel 'Atmospheric and gripping, and [his] scholarship is impeccable' Greg Woolf Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.

SpartacusSpartacus



Against Rome's power , the gladiator Spartacus led a slave rebellion that shook Rome to the core . CAMPANIA Thurii SICILY BRUTTIUM Rhegium SEA SPARTACUS'S ROUTE 73 B.C. route EARLY ROME Rome began as a group of villages , built on seven ...

Author: Rob Shone

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404202404

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Page: 48

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In graphic art format, presents the life of Spartacus, a Thracian slave and gladiator who led a rebellion against the Romans from 73-71 B.C.