Update: Barry Strauss will join us for an author chat on November 17.
On November 3 and 17 we will discuss The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss.
This is the first comprehensive treatment of Spartacus in our time. With meticulous research, Barry Strauss combines ancient sources, geography, and archaelogy, as well as convincing reasoning, to create a well-structured and immensely readable picture of the events of the years 73 through 71. Amply illustrated; many photos are the author's own from his extensive travels in the area.
November 3: Through the chapter "The Stoic."
November 17: Through the end.
For those with time and means, I recommend as companion reading the recently released On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Jorney Through Ancient Italy by Peter Stothard, a highly personal travelogue from a classically educated journalist.