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hi guys,did crassus build a wall across italia during the spartacus revolt???if he did was this seen as a good idea by his peers? thx for the info .L

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He attempted to besiege Spartacus near Rhegium in the toe of Italy. He built earthen siegeworks across that stretch of land to hem Spartacus in. As for whether or not it was seen as a good idea probably depended on who you asked. There was much pressure on Crassus to finish off this repulsive slave army so besieging him was probably seen as weak by some, but Crassus, and the majority of his command were smart enough to understand that Spartacus was dangerous, even in an open battle.

 

There was also pressure on Crassus to finish off Spartacus before Pompey could return to Italy from Spain and take the glory and credit for himself. In that regard, it may have been seen as unwise to besiege Spartacus, not because it wasn't smart military planning, but because a siege took considerable time.

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thanks primuspilus :lol:

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