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The Death of Spartacus by Hermann Vogel (1882)
|Rebel slave leader|
|Born||c. 111 BC
The area around the middle course of the Strymon
(the modern-day Struma river, Bulgaria)
|Died||71 BC (aged 39–40)
Battlefield near Petelia
(modern-day Strongoli, Calabria, Italy)
|Battles/wars||Third Servile War|
Spartacus (circa 120 BC – circa 70 BC, at the end of the Third Servile War), according to Roman historians, was a gladiator-slave who became the leader of an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic.
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