" Spartacus's rebellion ...is a rebellion of gladiators, that is to say of slaves consecrated to single combat and condemned, for the delectation of their masters, to kill or be killed. Beginning with seventy men, this rebellion ended with an army of seventy thousand insurgents which crushed the best roman legions...The proclamation issued by Spartacus goes no farther than to offer "equal rights" to the slaves."The Rebel, Camus
" Spartacus's rebellion confirms the slave's need and desire for dignity.
In saying "no" to slavery he says "yes" to freedom, and he thereby asserts the solidarity of humans who affirm these inalienable rights
...Spartacus was killed by mercenary slaves who,
in killing him, were also killing their own freedom...."