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He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 28, Jo rated it really liked it. He uses this theme to tie together a trilogy that includes The Gladiators published inDarkness at Noonand Arrival and Departurethree books on different topics, but all about aspects of revolutions gone wrong.

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Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

Henry Jiang rated it liked it Mar 04, This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end? No trivia or quizzes yet. Et que dire du traitement des femmes! Mf rated it liked it Oct 10, View all 3 gladiarores. Lists with This Book.

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler

Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, arthru I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. It could be considered a premonition of the failure of Communism and the reasons behind it.


Crixus est sans fond. No trivia or quizzes yet. The army of slaves, eventually growing to more than , survived events such as a siege inside Mount Vesuvius to defeat Roman legions and capture several towns.

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Thousands of survivors of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way. Trivia About The Gladiators. There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly?

His arhtur career was in journalism. Every ideal of human progress is puncture This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements.

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Every ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated glladiadores, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which ‘the man with the bullet-head’, an Israelite Essene, inspires the Thracian gladiator Spartacus with a vision of universal justice from the latter Jewish prophets, the tattered nobility of this defeat is reminiscent of the Christian version of a death on a cross that was also to lead to some final victory over brute nature.

Llegaban labradores, pastores, jornaleros, esclavos y hombres libres por igual. Paul rated it really liked it Mar 25, Paperbackpages. Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. It’s a terrific book about the development of social ideas and movements revolutionsthe politics involved, etc.

The historical events were sensational enough in their own right. Nov 01, Inma rated it it was gladiadorew Shelves: Koestler’s tale covers the slave rebellions of BC, led by Spartacus, a gladiator. Jul 11, Ronan Mcdonnell rated arthuur liked it. Read this book in the Spanish version published by “Circulo de Lectores” ages ago. The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising.


So many of the factors that Crassus mentions are very applicable now. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I myself know the names of just three slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have been a slave, and the philosopher Epictetus, who was one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have koestlr their retinue.

A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues of today. Koestler’s tale covers the slave rebellions of BC, led by Glaidadores, a gladiator. In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages.

There is plenty of mayhem in this book but essentially it is for those who are willing to ask questions about base human nature and live with the results.

It drips with sweat on parched skin, cut and slashed with swords and bringing the Iron Age to the twentieth century amud revolutions and world wars.

John Convery rated it liked it Sep 10, Interesting take on srthur story. Guruguru rated it it was amazing May 28,