Spartacus continues to train in Batiatus' gladiatorial combat school. His tempestuous co-operation given in exchange for Batiatus' promise to search for Sura. Meanwhile Batiatus' money troubles and the drought continue. With the Vulcanalia approaching, Spartacus is determined to get nominated to the primus, the feature attraction, though it means fighting the undefeated Crixus. Written by
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When Spartacus scoffs that he could best Barca, Varro gives him Barca's back story. According to Varro, Barca was a survivor from the fall of Carthage and was sold into slavery after being forced to fight his own people in the arena. Carthage was sacked and destroyed in 146 BC. The story of Sparctacus, begins in 75 BC; 71 years after the fall of Carthage. See more
Dominus tells Spartacus he made a mistake approaching his felled sparring partner to which Spartacus replies it would be a difficult feat from his backside. He appears to have forgotten he struck his first killing blow in the arena when he had been knocked to the ground. See more