Crassus sends Tiberius ahead with instructions to observe Sinuessa and wait. Caesar won't stand for being the boy's deputy and beheads the 'cowardly' gate keeper who escaped and reports Spartacus took the city easily. Despite Spartacus's explicit instructions, surviving Roman citizens suffer excessive cruelty, especially at the hands of Crixus's traumatized Naevia, who even kills blacksmith Attius. When Cilician pirates arrive, Spartacus learns their captain Heraclea has a secret deal with the late aedilius Ennius to use his seal to sell his thus laundered loot at market prices. Heracleo offers an Alliance. Spartacus agrees, mainly to buy urgently needed supplies. The suspicious leaders meet outside the city, but are observed by Tiberius, who decides to attack. The pirate fleet's artillery however makes the difference, Tiberius is carried off badly wounded.
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After Heracleo informs Spartacus of his deal with the Aedile, he proposes drinks, which Spartacus turns down and tells Heracleo to return to the city after sunset. Heracleo agrees by saying, "as you command, King Spartacus." Though Heracleo was being sarcastic, his remark is somewhat ironic seeing as the Romans named the Gladiator after the Thracian King Spartacus of legend. See more