Spartacus (2004-) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

Spartacus

Robert Dornhelm, 2004-

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Spartacus
Howard Fast, 1951

Spartacus is a TV mini-series directed by Robert Dornhelm in 2004 and based on the book of the same name by Howard Fast, first published in 1951. The TV series features Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra, Ian McNeice, James Frain, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: Spartacus (Robert Dornhelm, 2004-)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: Spartacus (Howard Fast, 1951)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Spartacus, the 1951 book by Howard Fast.

Spartacus

Read by: Julian Elfer

Storyline

The Gaul woman Varinia and her village are attacked by the Romans. Her entire village is taken into slavery, and she is sold to Lentulus Batiatus. Spartacus, a Thracian slave condemned to the mines, attempts to protect another slave and is nearly crucified before Batiatus purchases the man. Spartacus and a handful of other slaves are brought to Batiatus’ ludus to be trained as gladiators.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Spartacus, the 2004 TV series by Robert Dornhelm

Year

2004

Minutes

174

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Spartacus

Country: USA

Year: 2004-

Length: 2h54m

Cover of Spartacus, the 1951 book by Howard Fast

Year

1951

Pages

363

Book Rate

7.68

S: Goodreads

Book

Spartacus

Country: USA

First published in: 1951

Length: 363 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Spartacus (1960)
Movie by Stanley Kubrick

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Spartacus, the 2004 TV series by Robert Dornhelm

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Cover of Spartacus, the 1951 book by Howard Fast

Book

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TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Spartacus, the 2004 TV series by Robert Dornhelm

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Yes

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Spartacus, the 1951 book by Howard Fast

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

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