The Roman legions were beginning to inflict more defeats on Spartacus' men, and it looked like the rebellion would finally be quashed. But they didn't count on Spartacus' tactical savvy.
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.
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