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My Encomium Essay
Frederick Manu
Professor Sanders
English 111, Section 1841
3 October 2012 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Upon all the days of my life, I have watched hundreds of movies, but the one that I really cherished the most is Spartacus Blood and Sand. The title character was played by Andy Whitfield, and it was produced by Steven S. Deknight and Robert Tapert. In this movie, a Thracian gladiator called Spartacus from the year 73 to 71 BC, led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic, by which much innocent blood were shed. These slaves were strong, skillful, and intelligent so some of them became gladiators, including Spartacus and Gannicus, the lovely brother of Spartacus. The rest of the slaves were sent to the farms and mountains to work hard. The gladiators and the other slaves were treated so badly: The female slaves were force to sleep with their masters; the male slaves worked twenty-four hours without giving them food or water; and the gladiators were forced to fight and kill their own brothers. However, the gladiators and the other slaves felt disappointed in their masters, so most of them got the chance to escape and, later on, they returned to save the other slaves and destroy the Roman Empire. It became a huge battle between the escaped slaves led by Spartacus and the soldiers in the Roman Republic. This war was classified as one of the most glorious battles that was fought between two forces, but at the end of the war, Spartacus and his people killed all the Roman soldiers, saved the other slaves, and took over all their properties. From that moment, it became a very great time for Spartacus to be praised as a hero, a savior, and a king. Therefore, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, is the best movie I have ever watched in this world. Firstly, Spartacus is a great movie because it explains some reasons why slavery is not good. In the movie, there



Cited: Spartacus Blood and Sand, by Steven S. Deknight and Robert Tapert. September 15, 2010. Movie2k.com; Movie2k.Inc. NY, USA. DVD. (Mensah), John. “Slavery.” Global History for Polytechnic Students. Mac Milan Books Corp.: England, 2005. Print. (Ausiello), Michael. “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” TVLine.com. Google website.

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