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In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.
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Series cast summary:
John Hannah ...  Batiatus 6 episodes, 2011
Manu Bennett ...  Crixus 6 episodes, 2011
Peter Mensah ...  Oenomaus 6 episodes, 2011
Dustin Clare ...  Gannicus 6 episodes, 2011
Nick E. Tarabay ...  Ashur 6 episodes, 2011
Lucy Lawless ...  Lucretia 6 episodes, 2011
Craig Walsh-Wrightson ...  Solonius 6 episodes, 2011
Lesley-Ann Brandt ...  Naevia 6 episodes, 2011
Antonio Te Maioha ...  Barca 6 episodes, 2011
Stephen Lovatt ...  Tullius 6 episodes, 2011
Shane Rangi ...  Dagan 6 episodes, 2011
Jessica Grace Smith ...  Diona 6 episodes, 2011
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ...  Gnaeus 6 episodes, 2011
Ioane King Ioane King ...  Rhaskos 6 episodes, 2011
Marisa Ramirez ...  Melitta 5 episodes, 2011
Gareth Williams Gareth Williams ...  Vettius 5 episodes, 2011
Jeffrey Thomas ...  Titus 5 episodes, 2011
Jaime Murray ...  Gaia 4 episodes, 2011
Josef Brown Josef Brown ...  Auctus 3 episodes, 2011
Peter Feeney ...  Quintilius Varis / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Steven A. Davis ...  Indus 3 episodes, 2011
Temuera Morrison ...  Doctore 2 episodes, 2011
Vincent Roxburgh Vincent Roxburgh ...  Duratius 2 episodes, 2011
David Austin David Austin ...  Medicus 2 episodes, 2011
Jason Hood Jason Hood ...  Cossutius 2 episodes, 2011
Andrew Laing Andrew Laing ...  Magistrate Sextus / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Andy Whitfield ...  Spartacus 2 episodes, 2011
David E. Woodley ...  Petronius 2 episodes, 2011
Joel Oliver 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.

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21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand

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It is unclear why Titus dislikes Lucretia and why he ill treats her. It's likely Titus dislikes his daughter-in-law because she is corrupting and influencing Quintus which Quintus is consumed by his ambitions and pursuit of money, power and political status. See more »

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Cheap pleasure!
21 October 2011 | by lukardSee all my reviews

What's wrong with enjoying in something shallow? This Gods of the Arena is unplanned for and is meant only to bridge till they do the second season, for tragic causes... Only thing annoying enough to take the 10th star is that slaves are speaking deep thoughts in short sentences and wise manner... even more so than their masters! I like the brutality in all the fights, sex and lies! That's probably how ancient societies were, specially Rome. I truly cannot wait to see next season, and this one, however different from the first, is just a way to keep us interested in the series. So, do not be too picky of it's quality. I wanted to keep this review shorter but I could not, since I like to support easy watching series as I find it much more satisfying to ease my mind by watching TV than to watch something of what I will think next two days.


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