Where did that idea come from? Spartacus mourned the loss of his most trusted lieutenant and decided to honor him with an ironic tribute. Within the year, Crixus’s lesser force of 30,000 men had come under attack by the army of Lucius Gellius near Mount Gargano. Gladiators train in the 1960 film Spartacus. And the combination of that, all those elements together, and then transitioning to Spartacus waking up was just such a one-two punch — it just really could not have worked better. Dalton Trumbo 's original script depicted this, but either Kirk Douglas or Stanley Kubrick removed it from the final cut, where Crixus is a loyal follower. But this is just out-of-control. EW: I sort of felt that one of the main characters would end up dying on one of the crosses. In reality, Spartacus' chief Lieutenant Crixus broke from him and led a large faction of his army on a desultory march against Rome. What was once an escape plan for the slaves became all-out warfare, which historian Appian reported was because the slaves “who had been originally content merely to have escaped, soon began to wish to take their revenge also.”. His life really ended with her — any chance of a happy life, of a simple life. We were always shooting for a deeper emotional story. A lot of people out there who don’t watch this show think it’s that soft-core, really violent trashy gladiator show, but we always were shooting for something more. [NOTE: Also make sure to check out our finale post with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre, or just click on the video player at the end of the two page interview.]. Born in Gaul, he was enslaved by the Romans under unknown circumstances and trained as a gladiator in Capua. That notion is made clear one final time as Spartacus and Gannicus have a quiet discussion wherein they discover how their radically divergent paths had come to an end in pretty much the same place: willing to die so that others could live to carry on and disseminate what the name Spartacus truly meant.The Thracian sums it by saying, "Life is what defines it. Here are all 70 puppies competing in Puppy Bowl XVII, The best books to keep you warm this January, finale post with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre, finale discussion with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre. Wikimedia CommonsThe famous revolt led by gladiators almost toppled Rome. Although Crixus fought bravely under his commander, the two often butted heads and the slave camp was often fraught with their tension. And you can follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Crixus broke off from the main force, taking 30,000 men with him and began raiding the countryside until he was defeated and killed. We spoke with Spartacus showrunner Steven S. DeKnight about why Spartacus had to die, why he died the way he did, and a whole other planned section to the finale we did not see. If Crassus does that same trick and Spartacus stops him and almost kills him.” Which was much better. For reasons unknown to the Romans and still unknown today, the slave army split into two with one faction being led by Spartacus, and the other by Crixus. But despite the popularity of the story of the famous slave rebellion, surprisingly little is known about Spartacus’ right-hand man, Crixus. Biography. Crixus (died 72 BC) was a Gallic gladiator and a leader of Spartacus' slave uprising during the Third Servile War of 73-71 BC.. Early on, he didn’t see Oenomaus in his final moments, he just started Spartacus’ name in defiance. Crixus still was defeated in his prime with the help of spartacus so that eliminates Crixus. The original plan was simply for a group of around 200 slaves to flee over the Apennines out of the reach of the Romans, but the plan was thwarted when their captors caught wind of the plan. The Senate assumed that the untrained mob of slaves would panic and break ranks at the first sight of the Roman military, but that was certainly not so. There was a lot of discussion with some having a strong feeling that he should die on the battlefield and die … He really, really wanted to give a nod to everybody who had had a speaking part on Spartacus and we also wanted to find a way to pay tribute to Andy in those final moments. Like Spartacus, little is known about Crixus before his role in the slave uprising which became known as the Third Servile War. Historians suspect that Crixus originally came from Gaul since his name has Celtic origins. Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. After this look at Crixus, Spartacus’ right-hand, read about Queen Boudica and her revenge on the Romans. Spartacus was trapped. Whatever the grounds for the split, it was the opportunity the Romans had been waiting for. Wikimedia CommonsThe legend of Spartacus endures millennia after the former slave’s death. I mean it’s just way too big for a TV schedule and a TV budget.” We had a lot of talks. We're meant to look upon Crixus as an unstoppable force, the champion of Capua, and this prestige is reinforced with this manhandling of Spartacus. after separating from a group of stronger gladiators. Spartacus reportedly deserted the Roman army before becoming “thanks to his strength, a gladiator.”, It was at this school in Capua that he met fellow slave Crixus. But I remember handing in the draft of the script and my first thought was, “Well we’ll never be able to shoot this. Spartacus is thought to have been killed in the battle. Bennett played the key role of Crixus, Champion of Capua. DeKNIGHT: Oh, yeah. If he had to die, this was the way to go. Killed in action . And originally that’s where Lugo dies, in the same way. Then, check out some fascinating facts about ancient Rome. Lewis Jacobs/NBC, 'Spartacus': Steven S. DeKnight breaks down the series finale. I think if he did you would have heard from him again. IGN talked to actor Manu Bennet about the last Spartacus episode, "Men of Honor," and about Naevia's newfound control over Crixus. Under the leadership of the former gladiators, the slave army dealt Glaber a crushing defeat. EW: Tell me about that decision to not have Crassus be the one to kill him. crixus! Appian says he was "a Thracian by birth, who had once served as a soldier with the Romans, but had since been a prisoner and sold for a Gladiator". Gina Dimuro is a New York-based writer and translator. Spartacus reached his prime by the end of season 1 and by then obviously dominated Crixus. Crixus, once the Champion of Capua, has a strong, confident personality and can inspire others to follow him and to fight for what’s right. Gladiatorial games had originated as Roman funeral rites and so to honor his friend and mock the men who had once forced them to right, Spartacus staged his own games. His name means "one with curly hair" in Gaulish. we will live free! Spartacus was grief-stricken, and insisted on staging funeral games in honor of Crixus. Agron does have a desire to be a leader and you can see that in a few episodes here, a few episodes there, where Spartacus announces, ‘Lead when I’m not here.’ ‘Crixus is going to take over when I die.’ So there is that kind of ‘Awww!’ and ‘Err!’ ‘I thought I was your No. Andy Whitfield, the British star of US TV drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at the age of 39. Crixus (died 72 BC) was a Gallic gladiator, who along with the Thracian Spartacus, and the fellow Gauls Oenomaus, Castus, Gannicus was one of the leaders of the slave rebellion in the Third Servile War.. There, Spartacus, Crixus, and a third gladiator, Oenomaus, were elected the rebels’ leaders. NEXT: The whole action sequence we did not see. He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gallic), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt. By Matt Fowler Posted: 22 Feb 2013 10:36 pm Florus (2.8.8) described him as one "who from Thracian mercenary, had become a Roman soldier, of a soldier a deserter and robber, and afterward, from consideration of his strength, a gladiator". And it was just a joy to see it develop. Oenomaus fell along with him. Spartacus' Manu Bennett on Crixus' downfall. There were several different versions of that final battle, all with basically the same elements. While history tells us the titular hero and his rebel forces were defeated by the might of Rome, some historians have claimed Spartacus’ body was never actually found, lending a glimmer of hope that the gladiator slave turned rebellion leader (originally played by the late Andy Whitfield and then by Liam McIntyre) might actually make it out of the series alive. Crixus was a Gallic gladiator also known as "the Undefeated Gaul" and Former Champion of Capua and military leader in the Third Servile War between the Roman Republic and rebel slaves. And then I also wanted to mirror a little bit of how Crixus died, that basically these two giants died by being stabbed in the back. Aemilia (Mia Pistorius). It was the first time Crixus was tested by the Romans on his own and “although he was Spartacus’s equal in courage” he was not “in common sense.” The slave army suffered its first defeat and Crixus himself was killed in battle. Oenomaus, who is the only man to survive a battle with Theokoles (and still bears the scars of the match), personally trains Spartacus and Crixus for the spectacle. Crixus is a cognate of the Latin “Cripsus,” meaning “curly-headed.”, Despite the glamorized portrayal of gladiators by Hollywood, Spartacus and Crixus were viewed as mere property by Lentulus Batiatus and they were treated little better than animals. In a city where slaves greatly outnumbered citizens, the thought of a servile revolt struck a special terror into the hearts of the Romans, and any would-be rebels were dealt with mercilessly. Now Spartacus decided upon small… Mira is a major character in the Spartacus series. Starz, Credit: The man tells them that she is alive and in the mines, after which A… So Crixus and Spartacus' band of escaped gladiators launched a rescue mission, going down into the dreaded mines to liberate her. Thanks to the iconic 1960 movie, the gladiator rebel “Spartacus” is known even to those with the barest grasp of Roman history. Theokoles meets his end during a match between himself, Crixus and Spartacus, the former's aid allowing Spartacus to become the victor. I remember finishing the first draft of the script — the first draft was actually about 15 pages longer than the final draft. What would that have looked like had Spartacus survived? Gannicus is also proven to be better than Crixus by equaling Spartacus in skill in vengeance and by handling Crixus … When gladiator trainer Lentulus Batiatus bought Spartacus and sent him to be trained in Capua, he could hardly have imagined that the name of his new property would be remembered for thousands of years. From the beginning of the series, my plan has always been that he either dies on the battlefield and is carried off, or mortally wounded and carried off. Under the leadership of the three men, the slave army began to plunder the surrounding countryside. He died valiantly in battle in 72 B.C.E. The slaves not only annihilated this army as well but “Spartacus himself actually captured Varinius’ horse from under him; so nearly was a Roman general taken prisoner by a gladiator.”, The slave army had defeated two Roman generals and, as Plutarch reports, “there was now more to disturb the Senate than just the shame and the disgrace of the revolt…The situation had become dangerous enough to inspire real fear.”. A first attack of the gladiators was repulsed without difficulty: the Romans lost three men and killed 6,000 enemies (or so it was said). We received an incredible amount of latitude from Starz, especially in that first season where they let us do pretty much whatever we wanted because they had this amazing trust in us. However Crixus and Oenomaus had to fall as they did. STEVENDeKNIGHT: There was some minor debate, and I hear this from the fans nonstop, “Hey, they never found his body. After being carried off by Agron, he died peacefully as a contingent of former slaves he worked to free and protect indeed made it to safety. I looked at it, quite frankly, and I’m shocked at the scale we were able to achieve, considering the amount of time we had to shoot it. Crixus took 40,000 with him and left Spartacus to plunder Rome and they fell against Rome. By 73 B.C., Spartacus could no longer bear life as a slave and he began to devise a plot to escape. In fact, he had dreamed of revenge by violence ever since his entire family was killed by a rival tribe. Spartacus, Crixus, and Oenomaus led their army efficiently and cleverly. all those who are able, to make final stand against rome! We wanted to keep it in, but my feeling was it just kind of delayed what the episode was really about, so we had to snip that out and Lugo got to live a little while longer. He does not like Spartacus from the moment they meet because of the proud nature of Thrace and his contempt for the life of a gladiator. It would be disingenuous to have him walk off into the sunset. She is a former house slave serving Lucretia in The House of Batiatus. So I added in seeing Oenomaus because I thought that really wrapped up everything Gannicus was always saying about seeing his brother again on the shores of the afterlife, and Oenomaus’ dying words saying him and Melitta would greet Gannicus in the afterlife. Spartacus died “fighting most bravely in the front rank” and “the 6,000 slaves who survived were taken prisoner and crucified all the way along the road from Rome to Capua” to serve as a grim deterrent to any future rebellions. EW: That was a really nice touch with the final credits showing all the characters from the entire run of the show. DeKNIGHT: That was [exec producer] Rob Tapert’s idea, and I thought that was absolutely brilliant. The authors refer to the Thracian tribe of the Maedi, whi… as distant thunder promising storm of blood! He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gallic), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt. split heavens with the sound of his name. Same with Ghannicus as he was not a real person. I was also pretty adamant that somebody we cared about had to get away and carry on the story of Spartacus. It gives it, just a little hint, of the cowardly Romans — that they can’t kill you straight on, these titans, these giants. With Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett. We’d love to see him wonder off into the sunset.” My feeling is Spartacus incited this rebellion — thousands and thousands of slaves got killed. DeKNIGHT: That went through many different versions. Having grieved for his dead love Naevia, Crixus discovered on "Spartacus: Vengeance" (Fri., 10 p.m. EST on Starz) that she was in fact still alive, but had been consigned to slavery in the mines. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Who did appear, was Crassus, and he ordered his men to build a large wall across Bruttium, from the Tyrrhenian to the Ionian Sea. 1!’ and all that stuff. He became the leader of his own army which split from Spartacus' and later died in a battle near the Garganus mountains in 72 BC. From 2010 to 2013, Bennett co-starred in the new American television series Spartacus, about the defiant gladiator Spartacus. DeKNIGHT: No, actually I was pretty adamant that he had to fall. Plus, just the simple fact that he has nothing to walk off to. Crixus and his group of 30,000 men were attacked by the army of Lucius Gellius Publicola near Mount Gargano in southeast Italy. His love for his wife, which brings us all the way until the final scene of the series — his love for his wife and that loss really keeps him from ever having a life beyond this. classic liam McIntyre. That was the question heading into the series finale of Spartacus tonight. DeKNIGHT: When it was sold to Starz, it was very much sold as an R-rated action series, and as we started working on it, we started to layer in the bigger elements of love and romance and betrayal and intrigue and I think those storylines really became as important if not more important than the action. Spartacus+and+Ilithyia Most of the heinous, unabashed abuse that Spartacus suffered in Season 1 had to do with his wife's death and a little pesky thing called enslavement. He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gaulish), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt [citation needed]. Spartacus body was never found so they had the option to let him live or die but they choose for him to die. And that worked okay, but ehhh, it needed something. Crixus: Spartacus’ Right-Hand Man Who May Have Been The Gladiator Army’s Downfall. It has been speculated Crixus wanted to take advantage of the chaos and march on Rome itself, while Spartacus was finally ready to flee and return home, free. The victory of the Romans was decisive, and Crixus died fighting. Gannicus was a Celtic slave, who together with the Thracian Spartacus, Crixus, Castus and Oenomaus, became one of the leaders of rebel slaves during the Third Servile War (73–71 BC). The Romans initially viewed the runaway slaves as nothing but a group of roving bandits and sent General Gaius Claudius Glaber with a force of largely inexperienced troops to deal with them. And I’ve always loved the end credits on this show and I thought that was just the perfect way to go out. As he grows in skill, he also grows in arrogance. But before Spartacus can kill him, three Roman soldiers impale him from behind. People also ask, how did Spartacus really die? But we finally got it down to a point where it was only just impossible to shoot and Rick Jacobson, the director, just did a phenomenal job. At the beginning of the battle, Spartacus goes directly after Crassus in order to break the morale of the Roman troops. Unquestionable leader of the ludus (under Doctore) and close friends of Barca, another of the main gladiators. EW: And you mentioned that there was some debate, and Liam mentioned it, too. this I promise you! This time though the captured Roman officers fought as gladiators and the slaves made up the crowd which cheered on every blow, “as though [Spartacus] wished to wipe out all his past dishonor by having become, instead of a gladiator, a giver of gladiatorial shows.”. Wikimedia CommonsThe slaves who survived the war were crucified the Appian way as a gruesome warning. At the beginnning of that episode "seperate paths" crixus is running through the woods chopping down romans and nearly gets a … The ancient sources agree that Spartacus was a Thracian. Other characters. EW: Finally, take me through your general thoughts as this journey of Spartacus the show comes to an end. And then really I think the master stroke came from our director Rick Jacobson, who really orchestrated that transition on the cross, the arena, and Gannicus returning to the only true home he ever had, the only place he ever felt he belonged, which was in the arena. Crixus - The Undefeated Gaul The latter half of Spartacus: War of the Damned set Crixus up to die, and to die a warrior’s death. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. The closest thing would be the arena collapsing. Plutarch describes him as "a Thracian of Nomadic stock". There’s really no middle ground. Credit: It was sixty kilometers long, but his army consisted of eight legions or 32,000 men, and the job was done quickly. 10 Crixus Vs Spartacus Following the premiere episode of Blood and Sand , in which Spartacus single-handedly takes out four men, this battle humanizes our protagonist a bit. But apparently, something went wrong, because the Cilicians did not appear. They duel bravely, and Crassus actually holds his own for a while, but eventually falls on the ground without his sword. 4. So we went round and round and finally settled on, “You know what would be cool? A dramatized depiction of Crixus and Spartacus butting heads. Crixus death had huge meaning and impact. Crassus Didn’t Kill Spartacus This is where Spartacus really differed from the classic battle movie/TV tropes. He really spearheaded it and somehow by cook with a little bit of crook, we got it all on the screen. 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Ilithyia, angered by the neglect of Glaber, forms a plan to have her marriage dissolved and … In fact, Crassus looked bested in that battle until the spear came through Spartacus’ midsection. At the time of Spartacus' arrival in the ludus, Crixus is the main gladiator and champion of Capua. Thanks to the iconic 1960 movie, the gladiator rebel “Spartacus” is known even to those with the barest grasp of Roman history. The victory of the Romans was decisive, and Crixus died fighting. But despite the popularity of the story of the famous slave rebellion, surprisingly little is known about Spartacus’ right-hand man, Crixus. Spartacus and the remainder of his army would finally be defeated by the army of Marcus Licinius Crassus in 71 B.C. Crixus (died 72 BC) was a Gallic gladiator, who was a leader of the slave rebellion in the Third Servile War, along with the Thracian Spartacus, and the Gauls Oenomaus, Castus and Gannicus. Those hopes were dashed when Spartacus, on the verge of killing Marcus Crassus, was speared by a solider from behind. If Crassus does that same trick and Spartacus stops him and almost kills him.” Which was much better. I think it’s the best work of his career. A group of around 78 other gladiators managed to seize weapons from the kitchens and fight their way out of the school before fleeing into the countryside. But for me, with Spartacus it always needed that powerful ending, which I think is probably a little more in keeping with history. Enslaved at a school for gladiators, a defiant Spartacus is blackmailed in an attempt to make him comply. Having been mocked by Barca and Auctus, he keeps his head down and gets on with his training. And we looked at it and some of us didn’t feel right about Crassus besting Spartacus in a fight, even though it was very clear that Spartacus was seriously wounded before the fight started. Tell me: was it daunting? Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. When he first arrives at the ludus he appears to be insecure but his desire to be a Gladiator is clearly evident. Crixus is a major character in the first, second and third seasons of Spartacus. To hear our finale discussion with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre, click on the video player below. Other warriors like Gannicus — who was strung up on a cross and left to die — were not so fortunate. Around 6,000 of his followers who escaped were hunted down and crucified. Crixus - The Undefeated Gaul The latter half of Spartacus: War of the Damned set Crixus up to die, and to die a warrior’s death. DeKNIGHT: No he couldn’t win, but he came damn close. The first version was we’d do a call-back to where Crassus was fighting the gladiator in episode one and he uses the same trick on Spartacus, and in an earlier draft it actually works and he runs Spartacus through. But the script was way too long. Spartacus won three more engagements and then, for unknown reasons, turned south instead of crossing the Alps, throwing Rome into panic. Rome had already dealt with two slave revolts in the past 50 years and though both had been successfully quelled, they had exacted heavy tolls. Crixus and Spartacus are chained together to fight Theokoles but Crixus refuses to fight with Spartacus, wanting glory for himself, and subsequently pays the price by getting pretty chewed up. As it just so happens, Agron and Nasir find a man with information about Naevia after they attack a slave cart. According to the surviving sources, Spartacus was from Thrace, an area in southeast Europe that the Romans were often trying to subjugate during the first century B.C.. He has huge respect for Gannicus and vows to be like him and earn the mark. But other sources claim that it was Crixus who persuaded Spartacus to “loot” the countryside. Would he live or die? The famous revolt led by gladiators almost toppled Rome. one line from Spartacus from episode called the dead and the dying! Crixus (died 72 BC) was a Gallic gladiator, who along with the Thracian Spartacus, and the fellow Gauls Oenomaus, Castus, Gannicus was one of the leaders of the slave rebellion in the Third Servile War. Story-wise, it just didn’t ring true for me, that he slips away. I think it’s really unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television. Was gannicus a real person? Did you plan it at all? Ending a series is always a monumental task and many a greater man than I have stumbled ending a series but in this case I just think it just all came together beautifully. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Friday’s series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned.]. The Roman writer Florus, who lived over a century after the slave rebellion, claimed that Spartacus was a mercenary from Thrace which was a small area bordered by the Balkans and Mediterranean. 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