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More than I expected,
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This review is from: Spartacus and the Slave War 73-71 BC (Paperback)
This book was a pleasent surprise to me. Firstly for an Opsrey title it is very well written, too often the narrative in Ospreys is some what dull. Secondly the approach to the main subject matter while focusing on the available evidence alludes to many different sources and interpretations of the Spartacus story. The author does a very good job of striking the right balance between the military, social and moral aspects of the story. The final chapter on the legacy of Spartacus and his place in this now post Marxist world is very interesting. A very good read, which includes the same high standard of maps and illustrations one expects of an Osprey publication.