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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After Spartacus injures Gnaeus during training, Varro tries to warn him of the futility of trying to take Gnaeus' place in the Primus. He tells Spartacus that It took Gnaeus 5 years to earn the Primus, which was typically reserved for Champions. At the end of the prequel "Gods of the Arena", Crixus was still Champion of the House of Batiatus. The events of the prequel took place 5 years before Spartacus came to the house of Batiatus. 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