- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 25 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 20, 2004
Learn the true tale behind the epic film in this look at one of the ancient world's most compelling figures.
- Examine the greatest conflicts in history.
- Military historians, archeologists and other experts share their insights.
- Detailed re-enactments bring these pivotal moments to life.
They are the moments where history was writ in blood. Where armies determined the fate of empires and men became legends. They are the DECISIVE BATTLES. Traveling the globe to explore every aspect of these legendary encounters, this bracing series reveals the tactics and introduces the commanders that led the way to victory.
Spartacus is one of the most famous figures of the ancient world. A Thracian gladiator with a gift for leadership, he led a huge revolt against Rome at the height of her power. With a free run over all of Italy, Spartacus tried desperately to find a way to get what he most wanted--freedom. But he had crossed swords with Rome, and vengeance would be delivered by Crassus and Pompey.
NOTE: The momentary fade-to-black interstitials within this program (used on television to transition to commercial breaks) are completely normal and have been included on the DVD to preserve the original broadcast version of this program.