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Eight Days that Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt

The Spartacus Revolt: In 73 BC, Spartacus broke out of gladiator school and started the most terrifying slave revolt in Rome's history. Visiting Pompeii, southern Italy and the British Museum, Bettany explores the importance and appalling reality of slavery in ancient Rome and how the revolt played a major role in shaping Rome's political future. She also reveals that not all of Spartacus's followers were slaves.     Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73BC that Spartacus, a Thracian…

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