Spartacus, a freeman, held a vary eventful life right from the start when he was born at about 109 BC. When he had reached the correct age, he joined the roman army. After a few years he decided the millatary wasn't the place for him, and he ran away. The Romans didn't like it when a solder ran from their army, and soon hunted him down, and made him a gladiator. A gladiator is a man who had limited rights, they were used as intertainment to the public by fighting to the death. While they weren't fighting or in fighting school, they were locked up to prevent run-aways. When Spartacus was about 36 years old, he and 70 other gladiators escaped. They brought their gladiator sords and knifes. Unliking this, a millatary of 3,000 Romans decided to hunt them all down to the death. Spartacus lead his team straight at the Romans from behind, leaving that portion of the army dead. Later a team of 6,000 Romans fought again, again losing. The last battle, when Spartacus was about 38 years, witch was after two years of fighting, the gladiator team fought their last war. Witch was won by the Romans. These are the years of Spartacus.