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Spartacus!!!

By John Mehosky & Jehryco Miranda


HST 1018 Greek and Roman
History

Who WAS Spartacus


Born
109 BC
Died
71 BC
Nationality
Thracian
Occupation
Military leader/Gladiator

I am Spartacus.
MORE ON
SPARTACUS

Little is known about his


earlier years.
It is suggested that he was in
the Roman Army.
Believed to have a wife who
was also sold into slavery.
He was sold into slavery.
Trained in Capua at a
gladiatorial school.
Contains Knowledge of both
military and gladiatorial
tactics.

Spartacus and his boys


The BOYZZZ
Crixus-Commander
(shared command
with Oenomaus)
OenomausCommander (shared
command with Crixus)
Castus
Gannicus
They were primarily
Gauls(Gallic) and
gladiators

His persona and


charismatic nature was
a strong suit of his. The
other gladiators too
were very dominate in
battle which allowed for
a strong brotherhood; in
turn lead to a powerful
army. Spartacus had a
strong brotherhood with
these men especially
Crixus.

The Rebellion
Start: 73 BC
AKA The Gladiator War or
The War Of Spartacus
Spartacus escaped his
captivity and took refuge
nearby Mount Vesuvius with
other slaves.
Spartacuss army consisted
of gladiators and slaves.
Opposing
commander:Marcus Licinius
Crassus of Rome
Spartacus led a rebellion of
approx 120,000 men and
women.

Third Sevile
War.Continued
He defeated a series of
Roman attacks using
tactics which would then
be called guerrilla
warfare!(BBC)
Spartacus won three
more engagements and
then, for unknown
reasons, turned south
instead of crossing the
Alps, throwing Rome into
panic (Historynet.com).

Crixus wanted to
attack Rome itself!
Crixus took roughly
around 30,000 of
the troops to
plunder towns and
villages

More on the War

Crixus was then surrounded


2/3s of the army was cut down
Spartacus, however remained
in the Apennines
Spartacus first defeated
Lentulus, who had attempted
to surround the slaves, and
then both Gellius and the
praetor Arrius, who had
recently slain Crixus and his
Gauls.
Then moved southward
Gannicus and Cestus broke
away from the main army to
raid villages

Spartacus has lost roughly


about 12,000 rebels before he
could rescue survivors.
ON TO THE FINAL BATTLE
Seeing Crassus through the
confusion, Spartacus fought
to reach the Roman general.
With weapons flying around
him, the Thracian nearly
reached his goal, slaying two
centurions in individual
combat before being
surrounded by the enemy.
Ancient Roman sources agree
that although he was severely
wounded, he continued to
wield his spear and shield
until the Romans swarmed
over him and a small
contingent of bodyguards .
(HistoryNet)

The war goes on


6,000 of the followers were later
hunted down and crucified.
They were all crucified along the
road from Capua to Rome.
ULTIMATELY the fear
endangered by the revolt,
however, would haunt the Roman
psyche for centuries to come
(HistoryNet)

What attributed to their


Success
Attributes
Hand to hand
combat
Weaponry
Top physical
conditioning
Knowledge of
surroundings
Tactics
Bond between
brothers

Spartacus

Not only had all the


certain
characteristics but
also had military
knowledge aided with
gladiator training

More Cool Info


Training schools a
throughout Italy
Trained in all
weapons.
Specialized in one
weaponry form.
Diets were very
strict and observed
Maintained a strict
exercise regimen.

Spartacus had his men hack


vines to make ladders
Spartacus managed to
contact Sicilian pirates,
paying them handsomely
from gold and treasure looted
from countless estates to
ferry thousands of his men to
Sicily, where he hoped to
rekindle the slave rebellion
that had erupted there barely
a generation earlier. The
pirates, however, deceived
the rebels (HistoryNet)

References

"Spartacus." 2015 History Net:


Where History Comes Alive
World & US History Online, n.d.
Web. 11 Nov. 2015.
<http://www.historynet.com/spart
acus.htm>.
"Tacus." BBC News. BBC, n.d.
Web. 03 Dec. 2015.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/his
toric_figures/spartacus.shtml>.
"Ancient Sports: Pankration."
Ancient Sports: Pankration. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.
<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Ol
ympics/pankration.html>.

"Pankration." Wikipedia.
Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web.
03 Dec. 2015.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan
kration>.