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Download The Gladiators Ebook ↠ 320 pages ½ Arthur koestler Æ ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Gladiators By Arthur Koestler ❤ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Arthur Koestler's first novel set in the late Roman Republic tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man's search for Utopia The first Ther the end justifies the means an argument continued in his classic novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler's dry yet gripping style Philosophical sociological dare one say dialectical considerations are well spun out in dialogue between main charcaters 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 Far enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon

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Arthur Koestler's first novel set in the late Roman Republic tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man's searc From Orwell's As I Please 28 July 1944 I have just been reading Arthur Koestler’s novel The Gladiators which describes the slave rebellion under Spartacus about 70 BC It is not one of his best books and in any case any novel describing a slave rebellion in antiuity suffers by having to stand comparison with Salammbô Flaubert’s great novel about the revolt of the Carthaginian mercenaries But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known I myself know the names of just 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 All the others are not even names We don’t for instance—or at least I don’t—know the name of a single one of the myriads of human beings who built the pyramids Spartacus I suppose is much the most widely known slave there ever was For five thousand years or civilization rested upon slavery Yet when even so much as the name of a slave survives it is because he did not obey the injunction ‘resist not evil’ but raised violent rebellion I think there is a moral in this for pacifists

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The GladiatorsH for Utopia The first of three novels concerned with the 'ethics of revolution' it addresses the age old debate of whe Although often awkward and pedantic you can tell this novel was a labor of love for Koestler It is not as visceral or focused as Darkness at Noon but really few novels are I'll admit I found it annoying for the first 50 pages or so but Koestler's uniue way of telling the story finally won my admiration