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.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Chalon-sur-Soane - Carnival Day
Chalon-sur-Soane, a commune in the Saone-et-Loire department in the region of Burgundy in eastern France. 'The Gladiators Circus' is the theme of the first float, complete with columned 'theatre', Roman Emperor, Roman legionaries and a condemned Christian (possibly!). Date: 1913
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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