Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethiopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome's status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion. Written by
Once a slave. Forever a legend.
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Alan Bates last performance. Alan Bates passed away on December 27, 2003 at age 69. See more
Cinna has the scar over his left eye. When he runs out to fight Spartacus at the start of the slave rebellion, the scar is over his right eye. When he falls to the ground, it is back over his left eye again. See more
Fighting Romans is like fighting a grist mill. The stone keeps on turning. No matter how many times you attack it, in the end it grinds you down to dust.