Spartacus is alive in the village of Sklave

Gladiator Spartacus, who rebelled against the power of the Roman eпзсие, will once again live in the village of Sklave, Sandanski. According to historical sources, the settlement was one of the largest slave markets in the past, where the most famous gladiator Spartacus was sold as a slave. It is believed that the Thracian was actually a native of the village. The very name of Sklave was derived from the Latin word slave, and over the years its sound has changed in the village’s name.

spartacus sklave gladiatir festival

The revival of the gladiator battles, which take place during the fair in the village, will start at 7 p.m. on June 24th. In Spartacus’s skin, one of the heirs of the Romans, an Italian from Gruppo Storico Romano, Rome, will be charged. The demonstrations will be attended by nearly 30 restorers from the Legio I Italica group.

spartacus sklave gladiatir festival

In addition to seeing Gladiators and Romans in battle, visitors to the fair will also be able to taste culinary specialties from the kitchen of the Romans and Thracians, as well as buy goods that have long vanished in the past. In addition, they will be able to move back in time, visit a slaves market, see what the trade looked like at the time and meet real Roman senators.

spartacus sklave gladiatir festival
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I love history, to walk through old cobblestone streets, to smell the air of the past times and to feel the legends in the air. And I'm lucky to have been born in a country with a glorious past and a lot of stories to tell. Bulgaria was founded more than 1,300 years ago and has never changed its name. But the life of people, their everyday habits, their traditions, their music and their art have changed over the centuries. I invite you to take a walk through the different ages of Bulgaria and to get to know it better.