New site look, new competition!

OK, this week I’ve got 3 signed books to give away to celebrate the new look on the website. There’s one copy of the new paperback of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, one large format paperback of Spartacus: The Gladiator, and one hardback of same. Another simple question: who was the man to defeat Spartacus militarily? It wasn’t Pompey. Answers to me here on the site, by email, on Twitter or Facebook by 5 p.m UK time on Monday the 12th. Good luck!

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18 Comments

  1. cotswold
    Posted 9 December 2011 at 18:08 | Permalink

    Hi Ben, I believe Crassus was responsible for defeating Spartacus. Really looking forward to reading this. Hanibal was a cracking read, got through it in two days!.

  2. Ben Kane
    Posted 9 December 2011 at 18:14 | Permalink

    @cotswold: thanks for popping by the site, and delighted that you enjoyed Hannibal so much. Good luck in the competition!

  3. richie_rich
    Posted 9 December 2011 at 19:12 | Permalink

    Hi Ben it was Marcus Licinius Crassus who defeated Spartacus

  4. Nancy Kimball
    Posted 9 December 2011 at 19:22 | Permalink

    Marcus Licinius Crassus
    I’m delighted to discover another author of historical fiction set in Rome. =)

  5. richardlea
    Posted 9 December 2011 at 20:16 | Permalink

    Really looking forward to the Sparticus book, (even better if I win a copy!!!) keep up the good work Ben.

  6. John Salter
    Posted 10 December 2011 at 12:03 | Permalink

    Like the new look Ben! Yes Crassus but he got a bloody nose first!

  7. Ben Kane
    Posted 10 December 2011 at 12:55 | Permalink

    @Nancy Kimball: welcome to my site, and thanks for posting. Glad you found me! Good luck in the competition!

  8. Ben Kane
    Posted 10 December 2011 at 12:56 | Permalink

    @richardlea: thanks – only a month to go, and there will be more competitions to while the time away even if you don’t win in this one 😉

    @John: glad you like it! Good luck!

  9. tomhaslett
    Posted 10 December 2011 at 22:53 | Permalink

    Hi Ben! Marcus Licinius Crassus is my answer. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 11 December 2011 at 08:54 | Permalink

    @tomhaslett: Thanks, Tom. Best to you and yours this Xmas too! Good luck in the competition.

  11. Posted 14 December 2011 at 01:10 | Permalink

    Marcus Crassus, Julius Ceasar’s Financial sponsor and Pompey’s rival. Also the general featured in your Forgotten Legion series!!

  12. Posted 14 December 2011 at 01:14 | Permalink

    Sorry I know you said to email the answer l0l but I didnt see that part till AFTER I posted l0l. BTW I just found out that the book my poetry will be featured will hopefully be release jan 17th. Im very excited. And I hope to get your new books as well. If i do not win the competition then I shall order the books regardless! These are must have books on my shelf

  13. Ben Kane
    Posted 16 December 2011 at 06:55 | Permalink

    @cereza671: posting it on the threads was fine – just too late! Sorry you didn’t win. There will be more competitions in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
    And well done again on getting your poem into a to-be-published book! Very exciting!

  14. Posted 16 December 2011 at 13:25 | Permalink

    Oh darn 🙁 alas that is a shame… Oh well lol as uve said there will be more to come and I will remain diligent in my hunt to win XD!

  15. Kimmii
    Posted 24 December 2011 at 19:03 | Permalink

    Hey Ben, i think it was Crassus 🙂 (Maybe)… really looking forword to Spartacus but it’ll have to be something pretty wild to compete with Hannibal ‘kudos’. Also are you coming to the Birmingham area anytime soon?

  16. Ben Kane
    Posted 28 December 2011 at 07:26 | Permalink

    @Kimmii: Thanks – glad you liked Hannibal so much. No book signings on for the Birmingham area yet, but keep an eye out on the events page… Happy New Year!

  17. carillion72
    Posted 30 December 2011 at 10:02 | Permalink

    hi ben

    It was Crassus who defeated spartacus mate.

  18. Ben Kane
    Posted 30 December 2011 at 10:18 | Permalink

    @carillion72: right answer, but about 2 weeks too late! There’ll be another competition very soon, however, with signed books, a Roman silver coin and more goodies. Keep an eye on the blog, and good luck!

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