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First Air Date: January 22nd, 2010
Last Air Date: April 12th, 2013
Created By: Steven S. DeKnight
Star Casts: Liam McIntyre, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel, Jaime Murray, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Marisa Ramirez, Ellen Hollman, Manu Bennett, Luna Rioumina, Ditch Davey, Barry Duffield, Stephen Lovatt, Pana Hema-Taylor, Blessing Mokgohloa, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Jenna Lind, Gwendoline Taylor, Brett Tucker, Simon Merrells, Todd Lasance, Christian Antidormi, Anna Hutchison, Roy Snow, Jared Turner, John Wraight, Heath Jones
Aired On: Starz
Episode Runtime: 53 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 33 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Starz - Spartacus

Last Updated: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 22:31:26 +0000

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Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (6 Episodes)

1: Past Transgressions - Aired: 2011-01-21

A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.

2: Missio - Aired: 2011-01-28

Batiatus conjures up a devious plan and enlists Lucretia, Gaia and a clutch of gladiator recruits to see it through. Oenomaus longs to reclaim the top gladiator rank, but new challenges cross his path.

3: Paterfamilias - Aired: 2011-02-04

Just as his fortunes are on the rise, his future clear before him, Batiatus is stunned by the return of his father which puts his attempts to gain rank by exploiting those above his class at risk.

4: Beneath the Mask - Aired: 2011-02-11

The House of Batiatus is caught in the power struggle between the younger and elder Batiatus. Lucretia reluctantly agrees to her husband’s risky plan. Gannicus finds himself on unstable ground.

5: Reckoning - Aired: 2011-02-18

Batiatus’ father announces a tournament to determine the worth of the men that make up his stable of gladiators. Crixus, dedicated to proving himself, is drawn into the power play within the house.

6: The Bitter End - Aired: 2011-02-25

Batiatus seeks vengeance for all that has befallen him and retains his gladiators and Solonius in the cause. The opening of the new arena arrives, promising a spectacle of combat and blood.

Blood and Sand (13 Episodes)

1: The Red Serpent - Aired: 2010-01-22

The Red Serpent is the pilot episode of a historical drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It is the first episode of the Spartacus series overall. It originally aired on Starz in the United States on January 22, 2010. The episode was written by Steven S. DeKnight and directed by Rick Jacobson. Filming took place in Auckland, New Zealand. The episode received generally positive reviews from critics. It was rated TV-MA for Graphic Violence, Strong Sexual Content, and Coarse Language.

2: Sacramentum Gladiatorum - Aired: 2010-01-29

Enslaved in gladiatorial school, the newly christened Spartacus must try to suppress his desire for vengeance when his new master promises to reunite him with his wife.

3: Legends - Aired: 2010-02-05

Though Spartacus proved himself during training and now wears the attire of a gladiator, his coarse attitude and relentless quest to see his wife isolates him from his fellow gladiators and Doctore.

4: The Thing in the Pit - Aired: 2010-02-12

Having performed shamefully in the arena against Crixus, Spartacus is forced to fight in the Pits. Batiatus, determined to profit from Spartacus, may be at risk if his debts aren't repaid.

5: Shadow Games - Aired: 2010-02-19

Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

6: Delicate Things - Aired: 2010-02-26

Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. Barca expects to buy his and his male lover's way out, while Spartacus anticipates his promised reunion with his enslaved wife, part of his reward for a monumental victory in the arena. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan.

7: Great and Unfortunate Things - Aired: 2010-03-12

Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus's control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.

8: Mark of the Brotherhood - Aired: 2010-03-19

Batiatus purchases a fresh batch of slaves during an auction to be trained as gladiators and ponders the idea of selling Crixus.

9: Whore - Aired: 2010-03-26

Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome.

10: Party Favors - Aired: 2010-04-02

Numerius is honored with an exhibition match for his birthday celebration at the ludus. Ilithyia gives Numerius a surprising gift, but asks for something in return.

11: Old Wounds - Aired: 2010-04-09

Spartacus hovers on the brink. Meanwhile, Batiatus plots revenge against his enemies

12: Revelations - Aired: 2010-04-16

Lucretia and Batiatus await the arrival of Glaber with the intentions to receive his patronage, while Spartacus focuses his attention on his plan for revenge.

13: Kill Them All - Aired: 2010-04-23

In the season finale, Spartacus enlists the help of an accomplice in order to get his revenge.

Vengeance (10 Episodes)

1: Fugitivus - Aired: 2012-01-27

Spartacus realizes that becoming the leader of a mass of freed slaves can be challenging and he struggles to keep the rebellious group intact when news of Claudius Glaber's arrival in Capua reaches him.

2: A Place in This World - Aired: 2012-02-03

Spartacus and his men liberate a Roman villa, but its slaves are wary. Oenomaus throws himself into the brutal Pits, and Glaber supports Lucretia’s prophecies, despite Ilithyia’s protests.

3: The Greater Good - Aired: 2012-02-10

Spartacus is forced to mediate when the gladiators are close to divide into groups after news of Naevia's fate reaches them. Lucretia exchanges a long-held secret for some information and an attack puts the rebels at risk.

4: Empty Hands - Aired: 2012-02-17

Spartacus seeks the safety of the woods for his surviving men while Crixus finds himself revisiting past horrors. Meanwhile, Lucretia spies Ilithyia's affairs.

5: Libertus - Aired: 2012-02-24

In an ironic twist of fate, a gladiator from the house of Batiatus will stand in the way of Spartacus trying to free Crixus from Roman captivity. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.

6: Chosen Path - Aired: 2012-03-02

Spartacus and his rebels train hard to keep their new sanctuary safe while Glaber's forces are made stronger with the enlistment of some new deadly recruits. Lucretia and Ilithyia become close again.

7: Sacramentum - Aired: 2012-03-09

Spartacus and his group of rebels attempt to free those who became slaves by falling in foreign wars while Lucretia manages to recruit one of her husband's former gladiators.

8: Balance - Aired: 2012-03-16

While Spartacus finds an opportunity to get revenge, Glaber is surrounded by intrigue.

9: Monsters - Aired: 2012-03-23

Spartacus has to once again use his leadership skills to convince his band of rebels to unite against the Roman assault. Lucretia struggles to get rid of those men standing in the way of her fate.

10: Wrath of the Gods - Aired: 2012-03-30

When a shortage in supplies has the rebellion about to fail, Spartacus tries his best to give his men hope.

War of the Damned (10 Episodes)

1: Enemies of Rome - Aired: 2013-01-25

Spartacus continues to build a formidable army and outwit Romes best commanders. The powers of the Empire are forced to turn to wealthy, ambitious Marcus Crassus to aid the campaign.

2: Wolves at the Gate - Aired: 2013-01-26

Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor.

3: Men of Honor - Aired: 2013-02-08

Spartacus considers striking a deal with a band of marauders to ensure his people stay supplied and fed. Crassus's son Tiberius makes a bold and fateful decision.

4: Decimation - Aired: 2013-02-15

The possible infiltration of a Roman spy causes tension to mount between Spartacus and his men. Crassus resurrects a long abandoned form of Roman punishment to teach his soldiers a brutal lesson.

5: Blood Brothers - Aired: 2013-02-22

Spartacus puts a plan in motion to weaken Crassus's forces and gain the upper hand. Betrayal threatens to foil the plan.

6: Spoils of War - Aired: 2013-03-15

As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.

7: Mors Indecepta - Aired: 2013-03-22

Their forces trapped on an impassable, snowbound ridge, Spartacus and Crixus clash over the method of escape. Crassus discovers it increasingly difficult to control the actions of those closest to him.

8: Separate Paths - Aired: 2013-03-29

Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caeser escalates.

9: The Dead and the Dying - Aired: 2013-04-05

Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus. Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.

10: Victory - Aired: 2013-04-12

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans.