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Gannicus
Slave Leader
Personal details
Born Unknown
Died 71 BC
Lucania
Nationality Gallic[1][2]
Military service
Battles/wars Third Servile War

Gannicus or Cannicus was a Gallic[1][2][3] slave, who together with the Thracian Spartacus, and the fellow Gauls Crixus, Oenomaus and Castus, became one of the leaders of rebel slaves during the Third Servile War (73-71 BC). In the winter of 71 BC, Gannicus, along with Castus, broke off from Spartacus, taking a large number of Celts and Germans with them, marking the second detachment of the rebellion. Gannicus and Castus met their end in Lucania near Mount Soprano (Mount Camalatrum), where Marcus Licinius Crassus, Lucius Pomptinus and Quintus Marcius Rufus entrenched their forces in battle and defeated them.

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winkler 2008, p. 222
  2. ^ a b Bury 1994, p. 331
  3. ^ Strauss 2009, p. 213
  4. ^ Starz. "Gannicus". Retrieved April 16, 2010. 

Ancient sources[edit]

Secondary literature[edit]


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The Guardian

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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:01:51 -0700

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:34:07 -0800

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:26:25 -0800

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YouTube

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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:46:24 -0800

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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:00:32 -0800

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Huffington Post

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Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:02:36 -0700

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