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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)
"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (original title)

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

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 Crixus (33 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Agron (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Doctore / ... (23 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Lucretia (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Ashur (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Ilithyia (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Spartacus (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Nasir / ... (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Naevia (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Gannicus (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Donar (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Mira (15 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Saxa (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Lugo (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Kraynos (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations... Written by WellardRockard

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Trivia

Naevia and Gannicus, despite being in the same ludus for years, never speak until the third season. See more »

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The characters frequently address Batiatus, among others, using the form of address "Dominus" (Lord). In Latin, the proper form of this word used when addressing an individual would be in the vocative case, and should instead be "Domine." See more »

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Ilithyia: [about Licinia] If I didn't know better, I would say she was attempting to fuck one of your gladiators.
Lucretia: Ilithyia...
Ilithyia: Oh! She is, isn't she! What a little whore!
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During the series run, each episode has shots from the season as the background while the credits roll. The pictures in the background vary depending on the season. The exception to this being the series finale where a montage of the characters are displayed. See more »

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A Bloody Good Time !
22 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched the pilot episode tonight on the Starz website. I don't know much about the original story of Spartacus, but the action and blood flows like the waters of Niagra Falls. Beautiful woman with very tasteful sex. Almost like something you would see in Playboy magazine. I am excited to watch the next episode to say the least. From what i have seen so far this is a man's man show. My only complaint i have at this time is some scenes the blood looks to fake. I just might have to rent the old movie now. So i can compare the two. I hope the show can keep up the pace!

9 out of 10 for me at this point!


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