'He wasn't rich, he wasn't a king, an emeror or an inventor or anything like that. In fact Spartacus was just a slave. So why is it that 2000 years after he lived his name has inspired films, books and revolutions all over the world? Just why exactly is he dead famous? Read on and find out how a shepherd boy from Thrace suffered the hardships of life as a Roman soldier, went on to face death every day as a gladiator, marched the length of Italy (twice) and led a huge army against the fearsome Roman legions..........'
175 pages, split into chapters:
Introduction From shepherd to soldier to slave Glorious gladiators and bloody arenas The big breakfast breakout The glad-crater The three thugs No gold, just iron Two consuls, four legions and a funeral Rome or home? Lethal lotteries and marine monsters The wall of death 'I'm Spartacus!' Epilogue
Written in a variety of fonts, with humorous black and white cartoon illustrations throughout.