This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Spártē (Σπάρτη) Spártakos (Σπάρτακος)”, meaning “rope, cord made from Spartos, a type of broom, from the city of Sparta”. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator, who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Oenomaus, Castus and Gannicus, was one of the slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The name Spartacus is otherwise attested in the Black Sea region: kings of the Thracian dynasty of the Cimmerian Bosporus and Pontus are known to have borne it, and a Thracian "Sparta" "Spardacus" or "Sparadokos", father of Seuthes I of the Odrysae, is also known.
ANCIENT GREEK (LATINIZED)
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