Roman Servile Wars


Roman Servile Wars

The Servile Wars were a series of three slave revolts ("servile" is derived from "servus", Latin for "slave") in the late Roman Republic. See:

* First Servile War: 135 BC – 132 BC on Sicily, led by Eunus, a former slave claiming to be a prophet, and Cleon (Cilician)
* Second Servile War: 104 BC – 103 BC on Sicily, led by Athenion and Tryphon
* Third Servile War: 73 BC – 71 BC in Italy, led by Spartacus

See also

* Slavery in ancient Rome


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