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"Terrific . . . precisely the type of assortment we now have lengthy wanted: one delivering quite a lot of texts, either literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows scholars to listen to the voices of exact girls from the traditional international. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their tooth into fabric in methods impossible with conventional resource books. The nameless texts, inscriptions, and different non-literary fabric topically prepared within the 'Documentary' part will allow scholars to determine how the documentary facts supplementations or undermines the perspectives complex within the literary texts. it is a booklet that are supposed to be of significant use to somebody educating a survey of the heritage of old Rome or a Roman Civilization path. i glance ahead to educating with this e-book that's, i feel, the simplest resource ebook i've got visible for a way we train those days." --David Potter, college of Michigan

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When he arrived on the scene, he took control of the two consular legions as well. 24 Some think it happened differently, that after Crassus engaged Spartacus with his whole army and lost, he randomly chose by lot a tenth from all eight legions and, unconcerned with the large number, put to death upwards of 4,000 soldiers. However it happened, Crassus made it clear that the soldiers should fear him more than defeat at the hands of the enemy, and he immediately overpowered 10,000 followers of Spartacus who were encamped nearby, killing nearly two-thirds of them.

1 For this reason in the consulship of C. Pansa and A. Hirtius [43 BC] the Senate enrolled me into its ranks with honorific decrees, bestowed upon me the right to express my opinion in the Senate with those of consular rank, and granted me the legal power to command an army. 2 In that same year, when both consuls died in battle, the people elected me consul and triumvir for the purpose of restoring the state. [2] I drove into exile the men who butchered my father, and punished their crime through legally established tribunals.

A second great battle arose, and the Romans suffered a second great defeat. Spartacus changed his mind about heading toward Rome. He did not think he was yet a match for her might, and his army was not fully outfitted for war. No city had joined them in their revolt, only slaves, deserters, and washouts. So Spartacus headed 22. In 73 BC; Appian has just given an account of Pompeius’ victory over the rebel Sertorius in Iberia (Spain). 12 APPIAN south toward Thurium, where he took control of the city itself and the mountains around it.

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