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Harvard University Press, Mar 5, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
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The slave and gladiator Spartacus has been the subject of myth-making in his own time and of movie-making in ours. Aldo Schiavone brings him squarely into the arena of serious history. Spartacus emerges here as the commander of an army, whose aim was to incite Italy to revolt against Rome and to strike at the very heart of the imperial system.

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About the author (2013)

Aldo Schiavone is Professor of Roman Law at L’Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane and was its Director from 2006 to 2010.

Author's home: Firenze, ITALY

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