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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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 Barca (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)
Josef Brown ...
 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)
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 Medicus (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Cossutius (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Magistrate Sextus / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Spartacus (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Petronius (2 episodes, 2011)
Joel Oliver ...
 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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First appearance of Gannicus whom would reappear in "Vengeance". See more »

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Far exceeds expectations
21 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Blood and Sand, but as a guilty pleasure. Outrageous sex and violence, some truly terrible dialogue and dodgy acting from Kiwi accented muscle men. It was fun, but not gripping nor truly addictive.

I was happy to sit back and enjoy more of the same, but Gods of the Arena is a major evolution.

There's less blood (although still more that any other show, ever) and less sex (likewise) , but far more dastardly pots and intrigue. The dialogue is more Shakespearian and the accents are reigned in. A (small) dose of Deadwood has gone a long way to making this show a cult classic. I hope they keep making these.


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