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Spartacus Essay

2384 words - 10 pages

HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION: RESEARCH PROJECT

ANCIENT HISTORY

(i) Historical Investigation Questions

Essay question:

Assess the influence of Spartacus on the outbreak and overall result of the Third Servile War
Enquiry questions:

- Who was Spartacus? His biographical details, background & origin?
- What contributions did he make during the Third Servile War?
- What were some major achievements in his lifetime? How did he come to power?

(ii) Process Log

|DATE |ACTIVITY |PURPOSE |OUTCOMES ...view middle of the document...

|Roman Republic. |
|20/7 |Write opening paragraph & |Develop ideas for each enquiry |Opening paragraph completed, as well as 3 |
| |make notes for each enquiry |question so it can be interpreted |draft paragraphs which are incomplete and |
| |question |into paragraphs later. |unedited, lacking further information which|
| | | |will be added later. |
|22/7 |Completed opening paragraph |Expand on opening paragraph for a |Finalised opening paragraph & 3 draft |
| |& 3 draft paragraphs |more solid response as well as |paragraphs. Incorporated 5 paragraphs into |
| |relating to enquiry |reinforcing other paragraphs. |essay. Started on next paragraph. |
| |questions & edit prior work.| | |
|25/7 |Complete remaining |Conclude essay and bring the piece of|Expanded on paragraphs, added in paragraphs|
| |paragraphs & further |writing to a close, complete |expanding on events of the war. Add in |
| |editing. |paragraphs relating to all enquiry |analysis of contemporary interpretations of|
| | |questions. |Spartacus. Closing paragraph added. Further|
| | | |editing, polished each paragraph. |

(iii) Essay

Spartacus was a heroic figure for the slaves of the Third Servile War who had an enormous influence during his time. His origins are still not certain, but he was believed to be a Thracian who led a rebellion, accompanied by other slaves and runaway gladiators against the Roman Republic during the Third Servile War. Appian, a Roman historian describes Spartacus as, “a Thracian by birth, who had once served as a soldier with the Romans, but had since been a prisoner and sold for a Gladiator.” Spartacus’ revolt is an inspirational tale about demoralized slaves fighting for their freedom against their slave owners and gladiator trainers. Spartacus, acknowledged for his courageous actions, has been recreated in films and television shows as well as having his story retold in documentaries. His feats have truly made an impact on Rome’s history, hence his name is carved in history leaving a mark on this world.

Spartacus, believed to be born 109 BC, is known today for his contributions and leadership during the ‘Third Servile War’. This war was also known as the ‘Gladiator War’ and it was the last of a series of unsuccessful rebellions against...

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