Eight Days that Made Rome: EPISODE 2

The Spartacus Revolt

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Pompeii and Southern Italy to discover the true story of Spartacus. His revolt against the Roman Republic began with his breakout from a gladiatorial prison one day in 73 B.C. Examine how the republic handed emergency powers to one of Rome's most ambitious citizens, Marcus Licinius Crassus, a move that set a dangerous precedent that would come back to haunt them.


    • Saturday
    • 4:00pm
    Feb 23
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    • 5:00pm
    Feb 26
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    • 12:00pm
    Mar 13