Furius and Cossinius can't capture the rebel slaves army, nor properly keep their plans secret. Realizing hiding will be much harder in winter, Spartacus decides to capture a town. First he and a trusted band sneak up to the commanders' hideout villa to slay them. The senate fears Rome itself may be endangered but lacks funds and men to mount a suitably large army. So Metellus turns to immensely rich, ambitious Marcus Crassus, who accepts, to eager son Tiberius's frustration without even negotiating an accordingly exalted status or mandate, and continuous private sparring with a dearly paid gladiator, whom he ends up killing in a fair duel. Spartacus's victory unwittingly plays into Crassus's hand, as he now formally 'inherits' sole command.
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Richard Norton (Hilarus) starred in the 2001 film "Amazons and Gladiators". See more
When Spartacus first meets Diotimos, he engages in conversation with his sword in hand. Amid asking Diotimos if he "expected freedom to come absent cost," he sheathes his sword. However, in the immediate following shot, we see him again sheathing his sword after already having done so. See more