This simple statement has become a mantra for social movements, expressing solidarity and resistance against authority and oppression. Crixus and his group of 30, men were attacked by the army of Lucius Gellius Publicola near Mount Gargano in southeast Italy. Other historians have suggested that the aim was to lead the slave army to freedom away from Roman rule into Gaul, and there is no evidence to indicate that Spartacus wished to change the social order or put an end to slavery. Fundamentally underestimating the slave army, the Senate sent successive inferior fighting forces to put down the revolt, to no avail. The group immediately elected Spartacus, Crixus and another gladiator named Oenomaus as leaders.
Gabriella. Age: 24.
There is considerable dispute over the aims of Spartacus and Crixus.
Emilia. Age: 21.
The Downfall of Spartacus and his Forgotten Right-Hand Man
According to historian Keith Bradley, little is known of Spartacus and Crixus outside the context of the Third Servile War, the name by which the revolt is now known. There is considerable dispute over the aims of Spartacus and Crixus. Some historians believe that this was due to conflict between Crixus and Spartacus, with the former wishing to march on Rome, while Spartacus wanted to go north. Spartacus was grief-stricken, and insisted on staging funeral games in honor of Crixus.