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But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known.

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Interesting take on the story. In a scene of a pre-‘last battle’ interview between Crassus and Spartacus, the latter actually notes even the physical resemblance between the rich man and the proletarian slave-gladiator which of course is a recognition espsrtaco kindred motivation, the union of ‘eaters’ from ‘above’ and ‘below’, so to speak.

Over the next forty-three years he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays. The army of slaves, eventually growing to more than , survived events such as a siege inside Mount Vesuvius to defeat Roman legions and capture several towns. Every ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which ‘the man with the bullet-head’, an Israelite Essene, inspires the Thracian gladiator Spartacus with a vision of universal justice from the latter Jewish prophets, the tattered nobility of this defeat is reminiscent of the Christian version of a death on a cross that was also to lead to some final victory over brute nature.

Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. Marco rated it liked it Dec 09, There is plenty of mayhem in this book but essentially it is for those who loa willing to ask questions about base human nature and live ed the results. The historical events were sensational enough in their own right. Want to Read saving….


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It drips with sweat on parched skin, cut and slashed with swords and bringing the Iron Age to the twentieth century amud revolutions esparrtaco world wars.

I myself know the names of just three slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have been a slave, ewpartaco the philosopher Epictetus, who was one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have among their retinue.

Books by Arthur Koestler. He committed suicide in in London. Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. View all 3 comments. Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo dell Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it. Henry Jiang rated it liked it Mar 04, And Spartacus, at the end of the book, walks post-mortem, like a resurrected Jesus, among the devastated; his vision they refuse to let die.

In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages. Espartaco es el Che Guevara de un siglo antes de Cristo. He uses this theme to tie together a trilogy that includes The Gladiators published in rebelionn, Darkness at Noonand Arrival and Departurethree books on different topics, but all about aspects of revolutions gone wrong.


Read this book in the Spanish version published by “Circulo de Lectores” ages ago. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Es una manera de imaginarse a Espartaco y compararlo con los locos revolucionarios de hoy. Guruguru rated it it was gladiadorees May 28, Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college.

Based upon the historic revolt of BC this event was one of the great revolutions of ancient history, a slave revolt that threatened the power of the Roman empire; a revolt that if it had succeeded would have mirrored the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, Crixus est sans fond.

He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government. Llegaban labradores, pastores, jornaleros, esclavos y hombres libres por igual. The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising. I think there llos a moral in this espartacl pacifists. Trivia About The Gladiators.

The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. Lenin’s favorite character in history is said to have been precisely the gladiator of the school in Capua, Spartacus, who emerged as the primary commander of the slave forces; however, the real leader, in Koestler’s novel, is the gladiator without ambition or ideals, ‘the man with the seal’s head’, Crixus.