Spartacus Part 1: Breaker of Chains


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By Ancient History Fangirl, Jenny Williamson, and Genn McMenemy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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 that allowed a hero to rise.

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