Revolt of Spartacus

From 73 BCE to 71 BCE

WHO IS SPARTACUS?

  • Tracian Gladiator
  • Was originally a mercenary

WHY REVOLT? WHY WAS THIS REVOLT VIEWED AS INSIGNIFICANT?

  • He sought to escape

  • They were tired of being treated they the way they were

  • Because it was Roman slaves

  • Because slave revolts happened before

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THIRD SERVILE WAR

  • Stared with the besiege on Spartacus' First camp
  • Spartacus raids a Praetors camp
  • Lucius Gellius Publicola and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus are sent after Spartacus
  • Marcus Licinius Crassus is sent to finish the war
  • Mummius is sent by Crassus to take Spartacus from behind
  • Spartacus is forced though Lucania
  • Spartacus tries to hire Cilician Pirates
  • Spartacus is put under Seige
  • Pompey is told by the Senete
  • Spartacus sends some of his forces towards the mountains west of Petelia
  • Discipline in Spartacus' forces break apart
  • Spartacus gathers all his forces for his last stand
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SPARTACUS' DEATH AND THE AFTER EFFECTS

  • Spartacus died in the battle at the the territory of now day Senerchia
  • His body was never found
  • 6,000 of the survivors were crucified along the Appian Way
  • While another slave revolt happened, Rome feared another