A Thracian, Spartacus was caught and sold as a slave to a gladiator arena, after he deserted the Roman army.
Spartacus was a skilled fighter, and later used this to escape the gladiator arena with 70 other slaves.
Threw the journey Spartacus killed many Roman soldiers and grew his army thought to be as big as 90,000 slave warriors. Once they got to the alps and there path to freedom was clear. They decided to turn and march on Rome for the last time!