Spartacus

[ spahr-tuh-kuh s ]
/ ˈspɑr tə kəs /

noun

died 71 b.c., Thracian slave, gladiator, and insurrectionist.

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British Dictionary definitions for spartacus

Spartacus
/ (ˈspɑːtəkəs) /

noun

died 71 bc, Thracian slave, who led an ultimately unsuccessful revolt of gladiators against Rome (73–71 bc)
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Cultural definitions for spartacus

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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