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  • 2011-01-20T16:00:00+11:00
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding its way into the arena.

6 episodes

1x01 Past Transgressions

  • Series Premiere

    2011-01-20T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

Young Batiatus finds himself in control of his father's gladiator school. He uses his best fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.

1x02 Missio

  • 2011-01-27T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x03 Paterfamilias

  • 2011-02-02T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

Just as his fortunes are on the rise and 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.

1x04 Beneath the Mask

  • 2011-02-09T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

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

1x05 Reckoning

  • 2011-02-15T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

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

1x06 The Bitter End

  • 2011-02-22T16:00:00+11:00 — 60 mins

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.