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[spahr-tuh-kuh s] /ˈspɑr tə kəs/
died 71 b.c, Thracian slave, gladiator, and insurrectionist. Unabridged
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died 71 bc, Thracian slave, who led an ultimately unsuccessful revolt of gladiators against Rome (73–71 bc)
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Spartacus [(spahr-tuh-kuhs)]

A Roman slave of the first century b.c. He led an insurrection of slaves that defeated several Roman armies before being crushed.

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