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Spartacus and his followers (fellow slaves) escaped from the gladiator life and seized with them a wagon of weapons and fled to Mount Vesuvius

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Spartacus During the age of 120BC and 70BC, a roman slave, formerly a soldier, forced to earn his living and literally his life through gladiator fighting became a leader of a uprising or rebellion against the Roman Empire. An unsuccessful and failed attempt to free slaves from the oppression of the great Roman Empire, when the opportunity came, Spartacus and his "followers" (fellow slaves) escaped from the gladiator life and seized with them a wagon of weapons and fled to Mount Vesuvius, Spartacus's main intentions was to escape from Italy but his group wanted to plunder and pillage the area and he found it hard to restrain them. ...read more.

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Spartacus during battle, was known for his tact of seeking out the leader of the army and killing him, this would cause chaos within the enemy army if they saw their leader fall in battle and they might even break ranks. His success continued as he defeated legion after legion sent to him by the Senate. Unfortunately, the advantage of surprise was lost to him in his last battle as a man named Crassus cornered Spartacus with 8 legions of soldiers, as Spartacus strength was waning and as he broke through the lines of Roman Soldiers, he was intercepted at the river by more forces from Pompey. ...read more.

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And a man as intelligent as him took action at the first opportunity he had. He might still be alive if he had left Italy at the first chance he had yet his friends had held him back and he stayed. His belief that none should be enslaved was just and for that the Roman's crucified the survivors of the battle. Although his body was never found, he lives on in legend and spirit as a figure of admiration and inspiration. I would like to acknowledge Wikipedia for it's help in researching and aiding to extend my knowledge of Spartacus. Information about Spartacus can be found at the following URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus ?? ?? ?? ?? Arfan Rauf, S4 English, Mr Bowser ...read more.

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