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Spartacus: War of the Damned 

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 / ... (24 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

Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Anna Hutchinson (Laeta), Jenna Lind (Kore), and Vince Colosimo (Heracleo) each acted in the Australian television show "Underbelly." See more »

Goofs

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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Licinia: What of you, Spartacus? Are you a blessing to us?
Spartacus: To some.
[looks to Ilithyia]
Spartacus: To others, a curse.
Ilithyia: The duality of his kind: admired as a gladiator; yet despised as a slave.
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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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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Spartacus S1 (2015) See more »

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Terrible!
2 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this series thinking about the "Rome" series from HBO and the 1960's "Spartacus". Big mistake! While the graphical effects by themselves can impress video games fans and teenagers, and the graphics artist did a good job depicting liquids in motion, there is NOTHING for an intelligent audience. The graphics and the boring slow motion is copying everything from the movie "300" and gets incredibly repetitive. You basically see gallons of blood flying in the air in slow motion, like people would be some soft of bags full of liquid ready to burst and spill at every impact. And then the gross historically inaccuracies. Basically, the movie starts with the Thracians under Roman occupation, and in the situation where are they get raided by no one else but the Getae, a Thracian tribe, basically their brothers. The Getae, while considered barbarians by the Romans due to their own ignorance, were quite civilized, though feared warriors nonetheless. The Getae end up being depicted as some sort of masked savages, with stone axes, coming from the forests to sack villages and rape Thracian women. They look more like Germanic tribes, maybe Goths, or maybe some stone age people from a different age! While historically, the Getae were riding the Romans and trying to help their Thracian brothers. The Thracians are depicted more like Spartans (maybe because sounds similar with Spartacus?) wearing the stereotypical English longs swords which doesn't belong to this place and time, when in reality both Thracians and their kin, the Getae, used to wear Phrygian caps, clothing (yes!), had horses, and above all, curved swords called falx and sica. And these are just some scenes in the first episode! So much for history! And then the dialogue reminds me of porn movies (...) I think this series is only suitable for uneducated teenagers and shallow, immature adults, maybe to some computer geeks, looking to see some blood, soft porn and adventure packaged in a very stereotypical and ignorant fashion. Unfortunately these days so many movies and series head in this direction where graphics replace acting, dialogue, historical facts, directing, everything! All we watch is violent computer games. Disappointing!


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