On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in "Spartacus: Vengeance". Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death, or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
Did You Know?
The character Donar is introduced in the first episode. His backstory being that he was one of the escaped gladiators from Batiatus' ludus; though viewers did not meet the man in the first season. Equally, the gladiator Liscus the Gaul is finally shown, as he'd only ever been mentioned by name in the first season. See more
In the opening fight, the horsemen are using stirrups. Stirrups did not become common in Europe until the 8th century CE, some 900 years after the series takes place. See more
References Jerry Maguire