Famous Gladiator Dies in Battle
By: Anna Christ
CAPUA, ITALY- Thracian gladiator, Spartacus, died in a final battle yesterday. Spartacus, including 70,000 other slaves and gladiators fought in many brutal battles for freedom. Officials became tired of his victory, so they needed to put a stop to it.
Spartacus entered in the Roman army before becoming a gladiator. He then deserted it, for government caught him and sold him to a gladiatorial school in Capua.
At first, he escaped school with 70 other men to camp out on Mt. Vesuvius. Spartacus gained a total of 70,000 people to fight the armies that got in their way. Editors found a former gladiator who fought in the armies on the streets of Rome. "It was a scary, but thrilling experience sneaking out of school," commented Remus, one of Spartacus' soldiers.
After defeating the Roman armies, the government sent out Marcus Crassus and his army to stop Spartacus. When speaking to Crassus, he exclaimed, "Personally, not much was needed to take down his army. After so many duels, they were worn out."
Along with Spartacus' death, 6,000 other slaves died in the last war. The rest of the men were put out on the street to teach a lesson to others considering a rebellion. Authorities are still investigating his battles and background information.
For more information, visit NPR: Spartacus War
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