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Spartacus : Ancients in Action - Theresa Urbainczyk

Spartacus

Ancients in Action

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9781853996689
Number Of Pages: 144

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For many today Spartacus is Kirk Douglas. The influence of Kubrick's film has been enormous, but Spartacus was famous before 1960. For hundreds of years he has been a byword for resistance, revolution and the fight for freedom. He has given his name to a revolutionary party in Germany and a political group in the USA; he is the subject of several novels and films, and even a ballet. Though only a slave, he is as famous as Julius Caesar. Not much information, and much of it negative, survives about him from the ancient world, yet his reputation has survived this character assassination and he is still famous as a popular hero two thousand years after his death. Theresa Urbainczyk explores the man and the myth in this fascinating short treatment of an icon of revolution.

Introduction
The Outbreak of the Revolt
Previous Revolts
The First Victories
Crassus
Slaves after Spartacus
The Creation of a Hero
Spartacus in the Modern Imagination
The "Thinking Man's Epic"
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9781853996689
ISBN-10: 1853996688
Series: Ancients in Action
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: BRISTOL CLASSICAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 14.73  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1