Slave Rebellion

  1. Diken, Bülent.  “The Ghost of Spartacus.” Journal of War &Amp; Culture Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, 2011, pp. 399–411.
  2. The primary intended audience of the publication are those people who wanted to know more about slavery and believed in human rights and freedom.
  3. I searched “Sicily Slave Rome Haiti” and I chose the article “The Ghost of Spartacus.”. The author connected the search term with “slave”, and he was depicted how did the slave fought for their freedom. In the article, it said,  ‘When a free man dies he loses the pleasure of life; a slave loses his pain. Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That’s why he’s not afraid of it. That’s why we will win’. This shows the slaves didn’t treat as  human, they had no rights and no freedom, they wanted to free from their master and have a life.
  4. And it seems relevant to Diodorus, The Library, fragments from books 34/35 in Roman Republic. “…and presently the slaves fought a battle with Lucius Hypsaeus, who had come from Rome and commanded eight thousand Sicilians. In this fight the rebels won the day; they were then twenty thousand in number, and very soon afterwards their army increased to two hundred thousand men. And although they fought against the Romans themselves, yet they often came off as conquerors, and were very seldom defeated.” We can tell from the quote in my selected publication, the slaves were not afraid of death at all, because they already had no life; therefore, they really needed to fight-fight for their freedom and rights!

 

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