The Gladiators

The Gladiators

Arthur Koestler Edith Simon / Aug 26, 2019

The Gladiators Arthur Koestler s first novel set in the late Roman Republic tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man s search for Utopia The first of three novels concerned with the ethics of revolution

  • Title: The Gladiators
  • Author: Arthur Koestler Edith Simon
  • ISBN: 9780099459811
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arthur Koestler s first novel, set in the late Roman Republic, tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man s search for Utopia The first of three novels concerned with the ethics of revolution , it addresses the age old debate of whether the end justifies the means, an argument continued in his classic novels Darkness at Noon and Arrival and Departure.

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        Arthur Koestler CBE K sztler Art r was a prolific writer of essays, novels and autobiographies.He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria His early career was in journalism In 1931 he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in 1938 and in 1940 published a devastating anti Communist novel, Darkness at Noon, which propelled him to instant international fame.Over the next forty three years he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays In 1968 he was awarded the prestigious and valuable Sonning Prize For outstanding contribution to European culture , and in 1972 he was made a Commander of the British Empire CBE.In 1976 he was diagnosed with Parkinson s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages He committed suicide in 1983 in London.


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    1. I've been on an ancient Roman kick lately, and I liked Darkness at Noon, so how could I resist reading Arthur Koestler's The Gladiators? Especially when I found a used copy of it with this incredible cover. There are scantily clad dancing girls in the background and half (mostly?) naked men going at each other with swords and tridents. Plus an oddly Old Western font for the title.Unfortunately, the book does not live up to the promising cover art. Koestler's tale covers the slave rebellions of 7 [...]


    2. From Orwell's As I Please 28 July 1944: I have just been reading Arthur Koestler’s novel The Gladiators, which describes the slave rebellion under Spartacus, about 70 B.C. It is not one of his best books, and, in any case, any novel describing a slave rebellion in antiquity suffers by having to stand comparison with Salammbô, Flaubert’s great novel about the revolt of the Carthaginian mercenaries. But it reminded me of how tiny is the number of slaves of whom anything whatever is known. I m [...]


    3. “Apronius dá de ombros, aprendeu a lição e sabe que a política não é nada mais que uma conspiração sinistra de forças invisíveis com o objetivo de roubar o homem comum transformar sua vida numa miséria. A razão foi uma bússola tão defeituosa que ao guiá-los por um caminho tortuoso e cheio de meandros, o próprio objetivo acabou desaparecendo no meio da névoa.”


    4. Una novela histórica interesante por muchos motivos, te traslada a 21 siglos atrás y tiene la virtud (como tantas que reviven el mundo romano) de demostrar que el elemento humano de la historia no ha cambiado prácticamente nada; los mismos sentimientos, anhelos, envidias, conspiraciones y dudas Lamentablemente, desde el punto de vista técnico, la novela sufre parones y algunas pérdidas de rumbo, como si el escritor dudara de cómo seguir la trama porque, en mi opinión, solo a partir de la [...]


    5. This is a deeply disturbing novel about the failure of mass revolutionary movements. It contrasts the conscious self-interest of privileged elites with the self-interest of the masses and observes that there is one fundamental 'law' that operates beneath the surface of the facades of 'order' and 'patriotism', namely the fatalistic assertion of the leader of the fierce and melancholic Celts, the gladiator Crixus, that the law is simply, "Eat, or be eaten"!Every ideal of human progress is puncture [...]


    6. -Con los romanos como excusa, repaso a ciertas tendencias de los “ismos” en nuestra historia.-Género. Novela histórica (pero bastante especial, sigan leyendo).Lo que nos cuenta. El galo Crixus y el tracio Espartaco lideran al grupo de gladiadores que se han levantado en armas contra el dominio de Roma, uniendo a su causa a otros esclavos según avanzan por la Campania, aunque no todos los siervos se unen a ellos. El senado de Roma resuelve enviar tropas para sofocar la rebelión que, en es [...]


    7. - éditions Calmann-Lévy, collection pourpre, 1945 -Ah bon sang, mais quelle déception ! Je m'attendais à du grandiose, du pathos, des combats, de nobles sentiments, des paysages bucoliques ! Et bein non, c'était juste plat. Crixus est sans fond. Spartacus est très loin d'avoir les traits d'un héros ou d'un leaser. L'écriture est morne, dans une vague tentative d'imitation du style antique pour certains passage. Et que dire du traitement des femmes ! Je sais que cet ouvrage a été écrit [...]


    8. Bel libro politico, scritto alla fine degli anni trenta da un comunista antistaliniano. Ed è della rivoluzione, che scrive Koestler, più che di Spartaco e dei suoi gladiatori in se, del quale in fondo non sa che quel poco che è scritto nei libri di storia antichi. Scrive di rivoluzione e, soprattutto, di rivoluzione impossibile senza tradirla. Scrive di libertà e fratellanza, di egoismo e settarismo. Questi due ultimi vengono da Koestler considerati insiti nella natura umana e quindi nucleo [...]


    9. Koestler'in süper anlatımıyla yazılmış bir kitap. Tarihsel araştırması iyi yapılmış ve güncel dizilerle pek alakası yok. Eğer Spartacus dizisini izlediyseniz bu kitaptaki olaylar, kişiler ve mekanlar size değişik gelebilir. Fakat Bu konuda farklı kaynaklar okumuş biri olarak Koestler'in eseri epey derinlikli ve gerçeğe daha uygun bir şekilde kaleme alınmış. Koestler'in daha önce "Geliş ve Gidiş" isimli kitabını okuyan biri olarak, Spartacus destanını onun satırl [...]


    10. Espartaco es el Che Guevara de un siglo antes de Cristo. Imagina que alguien te dé una lanza a ti y otra a mi y luego nos diga que tenemos que espetarnos mutuamente para divertir a la gente.Este libro es la ampliación de la aventura de 50 gladiadores que se fugaron de su circo, en la Italia dominada por la República Romana. Los historiadores minimizaron al máximo las letras para contar la historia de Espartaco, y el autor, Arthur Koestler le tocá inventa (después de estudiar mucho) los nom [...]


    11. En 73 avant J.-C en plein c ur de l empire romain, une troupe de soixante-dix gladiateurs conduite par le Thrace Spartacus s échappe d un cirque. Semant la terreur sur leur passage, revendiquant leur liberté, ils sont en quelques mois rejoints par une foule d esclaves et de laissés-pour-compte, jusqu à former une armée de milliers d hommes. Pendant deux ans ils vont tenir en échec le pouvoir de Rome, détruisant des villes entières sur leur passage, avant d être vaincus par Crassus.Scrup [...]


    12. Tells the story of the Spartacus rebellion in Koestler's dry yet gripping style. Philosophical / sociological / dare one say dialectical considerations are well spun out in dialogue between main charcaters. Koestler's vision on the doomed-to-fail nature of armed rebellion, no matter how just the cause as well as the chronicle of the demise of the idealism that fuelled it are classic. Far more enjoyable a read than Darkness at noon.


    13. Read this book in the Spanish version published by "Circulo de Lectores" ages ago. It's a terrific book about the development of social ideas and movements (revolutions), the politics involved, etc. It could be considered a premonition of the failure of Communism and the reasons behind it. And it not only applies to Communism but to any other political structure from the past and as things go by, from the future.


    14. Interesting take on the story. Now to re-read the next one in the trilogy - Darkness at noon - which I read in college. So many of the factors that Crassus mentions are very applicable now. This made me wonder when the wage slave rebellion will start and how will it end?


    15. A polemic imagining of the Spartacus wars, written fron within the rebels' camp. It drips with sweat on parched skin, cut and slashed with swords and bringing the Iron Age to the twentieth century amud revolutions and world wars.



    16. J'ai beaucoup aimé le mélange d'éléments historiques et de réflection sur la quête de la liberté. C'est très prenant.


    17. شاهکار آرتور کوستلر نویسنده شهیر فرانسه/از مجموعه صد کتاب از صد نویسنده بزرگ دنیا


    18. The Gladiators is a philosophical novel focused on Spartacus and his failed uprising. A thoughtful read, with a strong political commentary that unsurprisingly relates very much to issues of today.



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