Spartacus the Gladiator Has Been Captured

A statue of Spartacus

By Christina Mustian

ROME, 71 B.C.-Yesterday in Rome, Spartacus was hunted down by the Romans. The search lasted two years until he was captured and killed for rebelling Roman Rule.

Spartacus was a Thracian who was pulled into slavery and trained as a Gladiator in the House of Lentulus Batiatus in Capua. In the amphitheater of Capua, Spartacus was a skilled warrior, winning many  fights. He earned the Champion of Capua title by ending each opponents lives in the arena.

Spartacus and his fellow gladiators began a rebellion in 73 B.C. killing Romans in their path and releasing slaves, welcoming them to join in the rebellion. Spartacus fought to be removed from the slave's chains, to be a free man. Voltaire stated that Spartacus's rebellion was "a just war, indeed the only just war in history." The rebellion ended with Spartacus's death along with thousands of others.

The Gods favored Spartacus in the arena but not against the great Roman Empire.

                                                 Current Roman Fashion for Men

The big fashion trend this year are togas. Togas come in distinctive types and are worn amongst the citizens of Rome indicating title.

Romans are spotted wearing styles from a casual toga virilis to a toga pulla during mourning.  Upper class Romans, such as Senators, are seen with an off-white toga with a broad purple border, toga candida.

To think that this style only consists of white wool and up to 9 yards of material. Fashion trend for men are moving along with toga styles this year. Next year may bring something new.

Roman Fashion For Men

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