Batiatus purchases a new group of gladiator trainees and considers selling Crixus. Meanwhile Crixus is still not fully healed but chafes at Spartacus assuming the role of champion. Ilithyia gets her own gladiator-in-training but trouble arises. Written by
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While Segovax, Agron, Duro and the other recruits talk in their cell, Segovax claims that Spartacus shows the way towards freedom. One of the recruits remarked that he had witnessed the crowd at the arena cheering for the release of a Gladiator who was granted his freedom. However unlikely the possibility, the recruit may have been speaking of Gannicus as he was the only Gladiator from Capua to earn his freedom upon the sands. See more
When Lucretia entertains Licinia, Caecilia, and Aemilia, Lucretia partakes of a dish of large strawberries. While mentioned in Roman literature, strawberries were not cultivated--and thus did not grow to the size featured--until the 14th century CE. See more
The snake arrives, walking as if human.