The story of Spartacus is the story of the Roman Republic at a crossroads.
In the 70s BC, the city of Rome was a powderkeg, the peninsula was wracked with starvation and violence, the Mediterranean was crawling with pirates, and two major wars raged overseas.
This was the state of affairs when Spartacus rebelled. Join us as we explore the volatile conditions in the Roman Republic that allowed a hero to rise. Get the show notes here.