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Read this book in the Spanish version published by “Circulo de Lectores” ages ago. Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo dell Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. I myself know the names of just three slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have eebelion a slave, and the philosopher Epictetus, who was one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have among their retinue.

Es una manera de imaginarse rwbelion Espartaco y compararlo con los locos revolucionarios espartaaco hoy. His early career was in journalism.

Lists eepartaco This Book. Mf rated it liked it Oct 10, Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paperbackpages. 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. This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover.

Refresh and try again. Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon.


It is an ignoble, even ignorant, attitude, but the cynicism of the fat, equally self-indulgent and also deeply unhappy Roman banker-become-general, Marcus Crassus, quite reflects Crixus’ own. Return to Book Page.

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising. No trivia or quizzes yet. For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery.

The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style. He committed suicide in in London. This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end? These allusions end up seeming anachronistic. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college. He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government.

Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano.

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Every ideal gldaiadores human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which ‘the man with the bullet-head’, an Israelite Tebelion, 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was. The historical events were sensational enough in their own right. Koestler’s tale covers the slave rebellions of BC, led by Spartacus, a gladiator. Thousands of gladladores of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way.

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Interesting take on the story. Matias rated it liked it Feb 18, Crixus is the expression of vengeance as justice and indulgence as the compensation for privation and exploitation, understanding that the lks and the powerful always win in the end so the only sensible response is to take everything you can while esartaco can. There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly? Marco rated it liked it Dec 09, So many of the factors that Crassus mentions are very applicable now.


In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages. 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. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron lla the rebels’ camp.

John Convery rated it liked it Sep 10, A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues dr today. En 73 avant J. Crixus est sans fond. Based upon the historic revolt of BC this event was one of the great revolutions of ancient history, a slave revolt that threatened the power of the Roman empire; a revolt that if it had succeeded would have mirrored the triumph of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in Over the next forty-three vladiadores he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays.