Episode 18 – Spartacus 1960


The Partial Historians take a walk into Dr Radford’s specialisation – history on film. And where better to start than with Spartacus, the 1960 epic directed (eventually) by Stanley Kubrick and starring the one, the only, Kirk Douglas. What relationship does the film bear to the historical sources? Who exactly was Spartacus? Find out in this foray into the translation of ancient history into popular entertainment!

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