After being defeated by Crixus in the arena, Spartacus is sent to the underworld to fight for Batiatus, who now is plagued by debts. There, in a place called "The Pits", the men are no longer men and are forced to kill their opponents in order to survive. After some victories, Spartacus has a dream about his wife, in which he believes he will not survive his next battle. Because of this, he agrees to die in the battle and encourages Batiatus to bet against him, only if he promises to keep searching for Spartacus' wife after his death. But things didn't result as they expected after Batiatus is attacked by two unknown men. Written by
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When Ovidius approaches Batiatus in the pits to discuss payment of debt, he says that Batiatus' excuses were, "...words spewed by Janus; FROM BOTH SIDES OF HIS FACE!!" In Roman mythology, Janus was a two-faced god of doorways and transitions whose duel faces looked in opposite directions. Using the name Janus when referring to a person was a way of describing someone as deceitful. See more