Definitions for "Spartacus"
(died 71 BC): Roman slave of Greek origin (from the province of Thrace) who led up to 70,000 slaves in a great revolt in 73-71 BC.
Thracian leader of massive slave revolt.
Spartacus (ca. 120 BC Валентин Лесков. Спартак. М.: Молодая гвардия, 1987 – ca. 70 BC, at the end of the Third Servile War), according to Roman historians, was gladiator-slave who became the alleged leader of an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Little is known about Spartacus beyond the events of the Third Servile War, and the historical accounts that survive of the war are sketchy and often contradictory. Spartacus' struggle, often perceived as the struggle of an oppressed people fighting for their freedom against a large powerful State, has found new meaning for modern writers since the 19th century.