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Spartacus Road

Peter Stothard

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-578-5
Trim Size: 5 5/16 X 8 1/2
Paperback
Overlook
April

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The name of Spartacus resounds through history. In the final century of the first Roman Republic an army of slaves led by Spartacus rose up in Italy. Its success was something no one before had ever known. The Spartacus Road is the route along which this rebel army outfought the world's finest military forces between 73and 71 BC, bringing both fears and hopes that have never wholly left the modern mind.

Sweepingly erudite and strikingly personal, The Spartacus Road is a book like none other--at once a journalist's notebook, a reflection on life's fragility, including the author's own fight against cancer; and a classicist's celebration. As he travels along the Spartacus Road and into the classical Italian landscape, Stothard breathes new life into a singular war in antiquity, recounting one of the greatest stories of the ages.

"Mr. Stothard's engaging book reminds us that, for all the secrets the story of Spartacus refuses to give up, it still leads us back to the heart of things." –Wall Street Journal


PETER STOTHARD is the Editor-in-Chief of the Times Literary Supplement. He was editor of the Times for ten years and writes on modern politics and ancient literature.

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