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To add humiliation to the defeat, the Gauls weighed the gold with scales that were tipped in their favor. ”) and threw his sword onto the scale, further tipping the weight to the Gauls’ advantage. The Roman Legions It was a humiliating defeat—one of only a handful of defeats that would be suffered by the Romans over the next 800 years. The Romans learned from their experience at the hands of the Gauls. They rebuilt their city and also rebuilt their army. At first, the army was composed of conscripts—all able-bodied men were expected to serve in the army as a duty of citizenship.

Rome was an empire of abundance, but it was also a place where a relatively small number of patricians controlled the vast wealth of the empire while everyone else was either destitute or a slave. Indeed, it is believed that as many as a quarter of the people living under ancient Roman rule were slaves. Some wealthy Romans owned as many as 10,000 slaves. Spartacus and the Slave Revolt The lives of slaves were spent in dismal toil; slave revolts were common. One of the most famous of the slave revolts erupted in 73 BC.

Some wealthy Romans owned as many as 10,000 slaves. Spartacus and the Slave Revolt The lives of slaves were spent in dismal toil; slave revolts were common. One of the most famous of the slave revolts erupted in 73 BC. Seventy-eight slaves trained at a school for gladiators in the city of Capua, about 175 miles (282km) south of Rome, escaped and were able to arm themselves. At first the former gladiators were merely interested in gaining their freedom, but as word of their escape spread, other slaves fled their masters and joined their movement.

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