Spartacus


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Spar·ta·cus

 (spär′tə-kəs) Died 71 bc.
Thracian gladiator who led a slave revolt in Italy (73-71). He defeated Roman armies in southern Italy, but his forces were crushed at Lucania (71), where Spartacus was killed and many of his troops were crucified.
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Spartacus

(ˈspɑːtəkəs)
n
(Biography) died 71 bc, Thracian slave, who led an ultimately unsuccessful revolt of gladiators against Rome (73–71 bc)
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Spar•ta•cus

(ˈspɑr tə kəs)

n.
died 71 B.C., Thracian slave, gladiator, and insurrectionist against Rome.
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Spartacus

[ˈspɑːtəkəs] NEspartaco
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