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[Download] ➸ The Gladiators By Arthur Koestler – Antesmassage.co 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 of three novels concerned with the 'ethics of revolution' Arthur Koestler's first novel set in the late Roman Republic tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man's searc.

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The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co Arthur Koestler CBE Kösztler Artúr was a prolific writer of essays novels and autobiographiesHe was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but apart from his early school years was educated in Austria His early career was in journalism In 1931 he joined the Communist Party of Germany but disillusioned he resigned from it in 1938 and in 1940 published a devastating anti Communis

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  1. Sarah (Presto agitato) Sarah (Presto agitato) says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFI've been on an ancient Roman kick lately and I liked Darkness at Noon so how could I resist reading Arthur Koestler's The Gladiators? Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half mostly? naked men going at each other with swords and tridents Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title Unfortunately the book does not live up to the promising cover art Koestler's tale covers the slave rebellions of 73 71 BC led by Spartacus a gladiator The historical events were sensational enough in their own right The army of slaves eventually growing to than 100000 survived events such as a siege inside Mount Vesuvius to defeat Roman legions and capture several towns Rome did not take the uprising seriously at first but eventually was forced to send out armies led by Crassus and Pompey to crush it If it hadn’t been for some double cro


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    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFFrom 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


  3. Lysergius Lysergius says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFThis is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements It contrasts the conscious self interest of privileged elites with the self interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental 'law' that operates beneath the surface of the facades of 'order' and 'patriotism' namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and melancholic Celts the gladiator Crixus that the law is simply Eat or be eatenEvery ideal of human progress is punctured in this often underrated novel yet as asserted in the chapter in which 'the man with the bullet


  4. Torresdale Branch Torresdale Branch says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFI’m Spartacus No I’m Spartacus This is not the Spartacus that Kubrick and Douglas prepared you forPublished in 1930 The Gladiators is the first of a trilogy by Hungarian author and journalist Arthur Koestler that deals with the ethics of revolution Using Spartacus’s revolt against the Roman Republic around 65BC this novel explores idealism through the lens of 20th Century Europe just as it is about to collapse into another World War Democracy and Communism Capitalism and Marxism Status uo and Revolution Koestler was less interested in portraying an accurate historical account tha


  5. Stephen Douglas Rowland Stephen Douglas Rowland says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFAlthough 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


  6. Dave Morris Dave Morris says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFSome grinned at him with the murderous superiority of the stupidRing any bells? It'd be interesting if the movie had been based on this not Howard Fast's novel Koestler looks at the Slave Revolt through the lens of 20th century populism and observes how revolutions are corrupted or rather how rebels never really want to achieve the ideals of their leaders


  7. Patrick Dewind Patrick Dewind says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFI love Koestler's work especially when viewed as a whole Less a book about Spartacus and about idealism and revolution I felt it was well crafted and poignant Viewing the revolutions of old through the lens of the author's period is uite telling about human endeavor and what comes of the best intentions


  8. Casey Casey says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFThough I like Koestler's Darkness at Noon better this was still an interesting read about Roman history Spartacus and the slave rebellion Even with 3 stars it's worth reading


  9. Jo Jo says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFTells 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


  10. Inma Inma says:

    The Gladiators PDF/EPUB ï Ô Epub antesmassage.co gladiators download, The Gladiators PDFRead this book in the Spanish version published by Circulo de Lectores ages ago It's a terrific book about the development of social ideas and movements revolutions the politics involved etc It could be considered a premonition of the failure of Communism and the reasons behind it And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by from the future


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