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Spartacus was a slave — one of millions taken from territories conquered by Rome to work the mines, till the fields or fight for a crowd's entertainment. Imprisoned for deserting the Roman Army, he and other slaves fought their way free and started a rebellion. How did a slave become synonymous with freedom and courage? Fiona Radford delves into the life and legend of Spartacus.
Lesson by Fiona Radford, directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio.
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TED-Ed, . (2021, January 22). From Slave to Rebel Gladiator: The Life of Spartacus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2246/from-slave-to-rebel-gladiator-the-life-of-spartacu/
TED-Ed, . "From Slave to Rebel Gladiator: The Life of Spartacus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 22, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2246/from-slave-to-rebel-gladiator-the-life-of-spartacu/.
TED-Ed, . "From Slave to Rebel Gladiator: The Life of Spartacus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 16 May 2022.