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 the form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.
Once a slave. Forever a legend.
Did You Know?
Based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast. See more
Pompey and Crassus are made "consuls of the Roman Empire". But there was no "Roman Empire" until Augustus was named Emperor by the Senate. At the time, there was only the Roman Republic. The proper title would have been "Consuls of the Republic". 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.
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