Welcome back, dear Listeners! In this episode, your intrepid Doctors of Ancient Roman History continue to explore Spartacus and modern incarnations of his story. In 2010 the Starz series Spartacus Blood and Sand hit our television screens.
Spartacus is played by the Welsh actor Andy Whitfield, who captures the spirit of the Thracian gladiator. This season functions as a origin story, as our primary sources for pick up the story at the moment of Spartacus leading the slave revolt in 73 CE.
With an eye for the historical sources, we consider how this series tackles the details of Spartacus’ life and the blurring of history and drama.
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