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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena: Past Transgressions

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.

Source: Starz

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Friday January 21st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Mar 21, 2011
NL (RTL 5) Mar 27, 2011

Guest Stars
Andrew LaingAndrew Laing
As Magistrate Sextus
Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
As Spartacus
Antonio Te MaiohoAntonio Te Maioho
As Barca
Craig Walsh WrightsonCraig Walsh Wrightson
As Solonius (as Craig Walsh-Wrightson)
Gareth Williams (2)Gareth Williams (2)
As Vettius
Ioane KingIoane King
As Rhaskos
Jessica Grace SmithJessica Grace Smith
As Diona
Josef BrownJosef Brown
As Auctus
Lesley-Ann BrandtLesley-Ann Brandt
As Naevia
Raycho VasilevRaycho Vasilev
As Gnaeus
Shane RangiShane Rangi
As Dagan
Stephen LovattStephen Lovatt
As Tullius
Steven A DavisSteven A Davis
As Indus
Brooke WilliamsBrooke Williams
As Aurelia
Des WallaceDes Wallace
As Appius
James FletcherJames Fletcher
As Attending Slave
Janine BurchettJanine Burchett
As Domitia
Lliam PowellLliam Powell
As Numerius
Matthew SavilleMatthew Saville
As Guard (as Matt Saville)
Robert MingaultRobert Mingault
As Dirty Fan
Main Cast
John HannahJohn Hannah
As Batiatus
Manu BennettManu Bennett
As Crixus
Peter MensahPeter Mensah
As Oenomaus
Dustin ClareDustin Clare
As Gannicus
Nick TarabayNick Tarabay
As Ashur
Marisa RamirezMarisa Ramirez
As Melitta
Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless
As Lucretia


The scene opens with a fight in a small arena. One of the men gets half of his head cut off and Lucretia tells Batiatus that she loves the games. He tells that he would love it more sitting where Vettius is sitting rather than watching it on the sidelines. Lucretia says that he will get there one day. Solonius comes up to them and greets them. Vettius brings in his champion fighter, but it is Gannicus, a newcomer, and Batiatus' new slave, that gets all the praise. Batiatus says that he is a true gladiator. The fight begins and Gannicus holds his own in the small arena, laughing all the way at the lack of skill that the other gladiator possesses. A girl distracts Gannicus by flashing her breasts and he gets cut. This makes him put his swords down and he then fist fights the gladiator. He grabs his swords and Batiatus tries to tell Gannicus not to kill him, but he can’t hear him and he still kills the gladiator. Batiatus tells a servant to tell the holder of the gladiators to treat Gannicus to a reward...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorSteven S. DeKnight
Executive ProducerSteven S. DeKnight  |  Joshua Donen  |  Rob Tapert  |  Sam Raimi
ProducerChloe Smith  |  Rick Jacobson
Co-ProducerCharles Knight (2)  |  Aaron Lam  |  Maurissa Tancharoen  |  Jed Whedon  |  Brent Fletcher
Associate ProducerPaul Grinder  |  Moira Grant
Production DesignerIain Aitken
EditorAllanah Milne
CastingFaith Martin  |  Annabel Lomas  |  Paul Weber
Line ProducerKeith Mackenzie
First Assistant DirectorAxel J. Paton
Music EditorJason Smith (3)
Costume DesignerBarbara Darragh
Set DesignerNick Connor
Script SupervisorMonique Knight  |  Di Moffatt
Production CoordinatorHelen Urban  |  Kylie Gaudin
Script CoordinatorMark Leitner
Assistant EditorDaisy Lawless  |  Francis Wheeler
Director of PhotographyAaron Morton
Story EditorAaron Helbing  |  Misha Green  |  Todd Helbing
Stunt CoordinatorTim Wong  |  Paul Shapcott  |  Shane Dawson
Sound MixerDavid Madigan
Executive Story EditorSeamus Kevin Fahey
Costume SupervisorAlice Baker
Boom OperatorCorrin Ellingford
"A" Camera OperatorCameron McLean
Music ComposerJoseph Loduca
"B" Camera OperatorBrenden Holster  |  Todd Bilton
Make-up DesignerJane O'Kane
Makeup & Hair SupervisorVinnie Smith
Prosthetics DesignerJane O'Kane
Executive Visual Effects SupervisorCharlie McClellan
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