Visual Timeline: Spartacus
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73 BCE - 71 BCE: Gladiator Spartacus leads a slave revolt in southern Italy and wins several victories against the Roman army.
72 BCE: Crixos, a Celt and second in command under Spartacus, is killed. 300 Romans are sacrificed in his honor.
71 BCE: Marcus Licinius Crassus crushes the Spartacus slave revolt in southern Italy.