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Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, But it reminded gladiadlres of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. Mf rated it liked it Oct 10, Sep 09, Sarah Galdiadores agitato rated it it was ok Shelves: In a scene of a pre-‘last battle’ interview between Crassus and Spartacus, the latter actually notes even the physical resemblance between the rich man and the proletarian slave-gladiator which of course is a recognition of kindred motivation, the union of ‘eaters’ from ‘above’ and ‘below’, so to speak.

In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages. Es una manera de imaginarse a Espartaco y compararlo con los locos revolucionarios de hoy.

Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. 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. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy – Darkness at noon – which I read in college.

Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was. The Gladiators by Arthur Koestler. Jul 11, Ronan Mcdonnell rated it liked it. gladixdores


The historical events were sensational enough in their own right. Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style.

For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery. Henry Jiang rated it liked it Mar 04, Jan 28, Jo rated it really liked it. Books by Arthur Koestler.

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The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government.

And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future. Matias rated it liked it Feb 18, Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title. John Convery rated gladiadorea liked it Sep 10, No trivia or quizzes yet.

The first of three novels concerned with the ‘ethics of revolution’, it addresses the age-old debate of whether the end justifies the means, an argument continued in his classic novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure.

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.

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

It contrasts the conscious self-interest of privileged elites with the self-interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental ‘law’ that operates beneath the surface of the facades of ‘order’ and ‘patriotism’, namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and gladoadores Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, “Eat, or be eaten”!


But it reminded me of how glariadores is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. Crixus is the expression of vengeance as justice and indulgence as the compensation for privation and exploitation, understanding that the rich and the powerful always win in the end so the only sensible response is to take everything you can while you can.

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Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores by Arthur Koestler

Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first, but eventually was forced to send out armies led glxdiadores Crassus and Pompey to crush it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end?

He committed suicide in artbur London. 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.