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'Spartacus War': Story Of The Real-Life Gladiator

Feb 2, 2010 (Talk of the Nation)

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The legend of Spartacus has inspired so many fanciful retellings, it's easy to lose track of what actually happened back in 73 BC. In The Spartacus War, Barry Strauss gives a historical account of the charismatic rebel who inspired a slave revolt against Rome.

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