The Reverend Elijah Kellogg's Spartacus to the Gladiators at Capua has been used effectively by school pupils to practice their oratory skills for ages. Amal Donkol, the Egyptian modern poet wrote The Last Words of Spartacus. The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive! For the category list, see Gladiators. For the category list of gladiator classes , see Gladiator Types. Gladiators (Female: gladiatrix) were professional fighters in Ancient Rome, who fought and died for the entertainment of their audience. Gladiators were usually condemned criminals or. Top Gladiators of Capua. Each of them is good in its own way, even Ashur can show what he can do. Really miss this wonderful series. Music: Audiomachine - Ak. Spartacus is an American television series produced in New Zealand that premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010, and concluded on April 12, 2013. The fiction series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua. Spartacus was a gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. While he is a popular character in movies and television, there is not a lot of information about him. With about 70 fellow gladiators he escaped a gladiatorial training school at Capua in 73 and took refuge on Mount Vesuvius, where other runaway slaves joined the band. After defeating two Roman forces in succession, the rebels overran most of southern Italy. Ultimately their numbers grew to at least 90,000. Spartacus defeated the two consuls. Discover facts about Spartacus, the Roman slave and gladiator. Find out why he has become a modern-day inspirational figure. Spartacus, perhaps a captive of a Roman legion, perhaps a former auxiliary himself, was sold, in 73 B.C., into the service of Lentulus Batiates, a man who taught at a ludus for gladiators in Capua, 20 miles from Mt. Vesuvius, in Campania. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in.