Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators
In 73 B.C Spartacus was sold, into the service of Lentulus Batiates, a man who taught at a ludus for gladiators. Spartacus and two Gallic gladiators led a riot at the school. Of about 200 gladiator slaves, less than 80 escaped. In the streets they found wagons of gladiatorial weapons, when soldiers tried to stop them, they easily defeating the them.
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Colosseum and Roman pillars, Rome, Italy
View of the Colosseum (left), with a row of Roman pillars in the foreground, Rome, Italy. Completed in 80 AD, the Colosseum amphitheatre was the main venue in Rome for gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles, including the execution of criminals, and could seat 50, 000 spectators
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