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Sinopsis: In this inspiring and original book, former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, re-traces the journey taken by Spartacus and his army of rebels.In the final century of the first Roman Republic an army of slaves brought a peculiar terror to the people of Italy. Its leaders were gladiators. Its purpose was incomprehensible. Its success was something no one before had ever known.The Spartacus Road is the route along which this rebel army outfought the Roman legions between 73 and 71BC, bringing both fears and hopes that have never wholly left the modern mind. It is a road that stretches through 2,000 miles of Italian countryside and out into 2,000 years of world history.In this inspiring and original memoir, the former editor of The Times, Peter Stothard, takes us on an extraordinary journey. The result is a book like none other - at once a journalist's notebook, a classicist's celebration, a survivor's record of a near fatal cancer and the history of a unique and brutal war.As he travels along the Spartacus road - through the ruins of Capua to Vesuvius and the lost Greek cities of the Italian south - Stothard's prose illuminates conflicting memories of times ancient and modern, the simultaneously foreign and familiar, one of the greatest stories of all ages. Sweepingly erudite and strikingly personal, "On the Spartacus Road" is non-fiction writing of the highest order.
About the Author: Peter Stothard was editor of The Times from 1992 to 2002, the period of its greatest commercial success for a century, and is currently editor of the Times Literary Supplement. He was knighted for his services to newspapers in 2003. He has written extensively on politics and literature.
Título: On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey...
Año de publicación: 2010
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Descripción Harper, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Peter Stothard, former Times editor and keen classicist, records his travels along the 2000-mile route taken by Spartacus' rebel forces between 73 and 71 BCE as they terrorized the Italian countryside. Visiting the ruins of towns such as Capua and Pompeii he muses on the importance of the Spartacus story across the intervening centuries; but this is also a very personal journey, as he rediscovers Roman authors he first read at school and reflects on his survival of near-fatal cancer. Nº de ref. de la librería 281667