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ˈspɑr tə kəsspar·ta·cus

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  1. Spartacus

    Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator, who along with the Gauls Crixus and Oenomaus, Roman Castus and Celt Gannicus, was one of the slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Little is known about Spartacus beyond the events of the war, and surviving historical accounts are sometimes contradictory and may not always be reliable. All sources agree that he was a former gladiator and an accomplished military leader. The gladiator rebellion, interpreted by some as an example of oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a slave-owning oligarchy, has been an inspiration to many political thinkers, and has been featured in literature, television, and film. Although not contradicted by classical historians, no historical account mentions that the goal of the rebel slaves was to end slavery in the Republic, nor do any of the actions of rebel leaders, who themselves committed numerous atrocities, seem specifically aimed at ending slavery.

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  1. Spartacus

    leader of the revolt of the slaves at Rome, which broke out about 73 B.C.; was a Thracian by birth, a man of powerful physique, in succession a shepherd, a soldier, and a captain of banditti; was in one of his predatory expeditions taken prisoner and sold to a trainer of gladiators, and became one of his slaves; persuaded his fellow-slaves to attempt their freedom, and became their chief and that of other runaways who joined them; for two years they defied and defeated one Roman army after another sent to crush them, and laid Italy waste, till at the end of that time Licinius Crassus, taking up arms in earnest, overpowered them in a decisive battle at the river Silarus, in which Spartacus was slain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spartacus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spartacus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of spartacus in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Spartacus is dead, but he's still talking. (Spartacus est mort, Mais il parle encore)

  2. Senator Booker:

    I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from Judiciary Committee. ... I openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now, this is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an' I am Spartacus' moment.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    Honorable -- if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of' Spartacus,'.

  4. Cory Booker:

    This is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an' I am Spartacus' moment.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If God is the master of the universe, then what are we? The slaves of the universe? If so, let each man become proud Spartacus!

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