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Interesting take on the story. Koestler’s tale covers the slave rebellions of BC, led by Spartacus, a gladiator. Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title.

Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. Marco rated it liked it Dec 09, The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising. And it not only applies to Communism but to esparyaco other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future.

View all 10 comments. In he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in and in published a devastating anti-Communist novel, Darkness at Noonwhich propelled him to instant international fame.

Henry Jiang rated it liked it Mar 04, A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues of today.

Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo dell Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron within the rebels’ camp. Jopa rated it really liked it Mar 06, But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves gladiaores whom anything whatever is known.

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. John Convery rated it liked it Sep 10, 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.

These allusions end up seeming anachronistic. The characterizations are finely drawn, complex and varied, and the novelized history is fascinating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Every ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel, yet, as asserted in the chapter in which ‘the man with the glxdiadores, an Israelite Essene, inspires the Thracian gladiator Spartacus with a vision of universal justice from the latter Jewish prophets, the tattered nobility of this defeat is reminiscent of the Christian version of a death on a cross that was also to lead to some final victory over brute nature.


For five thousand years or more civilization rested upon slavery. There rebrlion plenty of mayhem in this book but essentially it is for those who are willing to ask questions about base human nature and live with the results.

There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All the others are not even names.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. 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.

Mf rated it liked it Oct 10, 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He uses this theme to tie together a trilogy that includes The Gladiators published inDarkness at Noonand Arrival and Departurethree books reelion different topics, but all about aspects of revolutions gone wrong.

Reeblion Spartacus, at the end of the book, walks post-mortem, like a resurrected Jesus, among the devastated; his vision they refuse to let die.


Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler’s dry yet gripping style. Matias rated it liked it Feb 18, Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon. Scrupuleuse En 73 avant J. Thanks glasiadores telling us about the problem. Lo que nos cuenta.

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Paperbackpages. I myself know the names of lis three slaves—Spartacus himself, the fabulous Aesop, who is supposed to have been a slave, and the philosopher Epictetus, who was one of those learned slaves whom the Roman plutocrats liked to have among their retinue. Published by Salvat Editores, S.

It contrasts the conscious sspartaco 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 melancholic Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, “Eat, or be eaten”!

Spartacus, I suppose, is much the most widely known slave there ever was. Want to Read saving…. I think there is a moral in this for pacifists. Thousands of survivors of the slave army were crucified for miles along the Appian Way.

Espartaco, la rebelión de los gladiadores

This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. Return to Book Page. He committed suicide in in London. Guruguru rated it it was amazing May 28, Read this book in the Spanish version published by “Circulo de Lectores” ages ago.

Koestler’s vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic. He frequently interrupts the action for the characters to engage in long conversations about economics, unemployment, and government.