|Title:|| Roman Auxillary|
|Significant Kills:||Gaius Claudius Glaber|
|Height:|| 5'11 |
|Show:||Spartacus: Blood and Sand|
|Portrayed by:|| Andy Whitfield |
- "I have done this thing because it is just. Blood demands blood! We have lived and lost at the whims of our masters for too long. I would not have it so. I would not see the passing of a brother for the purpose of sport! I would not see another heart ripped from chest, or breath forfeit for no cause! I know not all of you wished this, yet it is done. It is done. Your lives are your own, forge your own path, or join with us, and together we shall see Rome tremble!"
You have forgotten, we are one in the same!"
Spartacus was a real life man who was taken, and enslaved by the Romans. He then led the 3rd, and largest slave revolution in history.
Thoughout The SeriesEdit
Spartacus (real name unknown) is a Thracian warrior who becomes a famous Gladiator in the Arena, later to build a legend upon himself during the Third Servile War. For the first season, he served as a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus under the direction of Doctore and rivaled the then-Champion of Capua Crixus. Later, he and many of the gladiators broke free from captivity and began an armed rebellion against Rome.
He is the title character and main protagonist of the series, rising from nothing to an arena champion, only to abandon it to fight for the freedom of all slaves.
- Andy Whitfield left the series because of health problems. He died on the 11th of September 2011 in Sydney, of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Andy Whitfield, who played Spartacus in season 1, was 180cm (5'11") tall and weighted 85kg (187 lbs) heavy. While Liam McIntyre is 186cm (6'2") tall and weight 85kg (187 lbs).
- In the series, Spartacus is a name given to him by Batiatus, after his unexpected victory in the arena during the first episode. Spartacus' real name is never revealed.
- Spartacus was switched from Thraex style to Dimachaeri style so he would no longer need to wear a helmet when fighting, allowing them to show Andy's face more.
- Both Spartacus and Crixus have children that die; Crixus killed his own in Blood and Sand, and Lucretia killed Spartacus' son, via suicide, in Vengeance.
- Spartacus (presumably) died in 71 BC at age 38, and Julius Caesar would have been 29, however, historically, they never actually crossed paths.
- killed more characters than anyone else, but never a woman.
- Spartacus was the twenty-fourth and final main character to be killed.
- it is revealed that Andy Whitfield had to have an entire body cast made. This was so that when Spartacus recieved new cuts, they could track how they should look throughout the season, as well as so they could track scars.
- A statue of Spartacus now stands in the modern city of Sandanski in Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria.
- As the overall commander of the rebellion during the Third Servile War, Spartacus would have been referred to in Latin as the Dux Ducis, which translates as 'leader of leaders'.