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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

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 Batiatus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Crixus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Oenomaus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Gannicus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Ashur (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Lucretia (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Solonius (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Naevia (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Tullius (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Dagan (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Diona (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Gnaeus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Rhaskos (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Melitta (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Vettius (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Titus (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Gaia (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Auctus (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Quintilius Varis / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Indus (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Doctore (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Duratius (2 episodes, 2011)
David Austin ...
 Medicus (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Hood ...
 Cossutius (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Laing ...
 Magistrate Sextus / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Spartacus (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Petronius (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Caburus (2 episodes, 2011)
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding its way into the arena. Written by Anonymous

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The prequel reveals how Quintus became successor of the House of Batiatus. How Crixus became a gladiator and champion. How Crixus became Lucretia's lover. How Oenomaus became Doctore and shows Lucretia's dark transformation. (Symbolized by the red hair) See more »

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Wow. Simply Amazing
13 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. I absolutely loved the first season of Spartacus and was so sad to hear of Andy getting cancer. I didn't think the show could continue without him. I was proved wrong by the first ten minutes of Gods of the Arena. The actor portraying Gannicus is instantly likable and I actually like him more than Spartacus. Spartacus is mostly melodramatic while Gannicus is just an egotistical cocky bad ass. By the second episode, the writers do such an excellent job that you actually care deeply for these characters and the horrors they face. Episode 3 went almost too far in the portrayal of the brutality of Rome. I just watched episode 4, and am still reeling at the awesomeness. The writing on this show is completely unrivaled, and they do not ever sacrifice reality for taste. The character development and raw emotion in them is so well portrayed through not only excellent writing, but insanely good acting. I will say that especially this season is not for the faint hearted, but if extreme gore, profanity, nudity, and VERY mature themes are not a problem for you then you simply must watch this show!


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