History Series / SpartacusBloodAndSand

6th Jan '17 3:09:10 PM ZPM
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* EntertaininglyWrong: A meta example - episodes 4 and 5 seem to be setting up [[spoiler: the historical split between Spartacus and Crixus, only to reveal it as a BatmanGambit by Spartacus to deceive the Romans, with him and Crixus reconciling at the end. For now.]]

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* EntertaininglyWrong: A meta example - episodes 4 and 5 seem to be setting up [[spoiler: the historical split between Spartacus and Crixus, only to reveal it as a BatmanGambit by Spartacus to deceive the Romans, with him and Crixus reconciling at the end. For now.]]
20th Dec '16 3:15:03 PM Dravencour
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* {{Gorn}}: Quite a bit.

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* {{Gorn}}: Quite a bit.AND HOW! Spartacus has some of the violent scenes ever put to TV.
8th Dec '16 7:29:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Gannicus and Oenomaus are the established badasses of this series, with Barca not too far behind. Other characters from ''Blood and Sand'' are seen to be still in training.
21st Nov '16 7:40:59 PM hrstavas27
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Added DiffLines:

** In ''Legends'', Crixus tells Naevia that it is "no easy task to sever a man's head", and in ''Separate Paths'' [[spoiler: Crixus is decapitated.]] This could be a coincidence, as the two events occur seasons apart, but it is still worth noting.
** At the beginning of ''Victory'', Gannicus tells Spartacus that he is "no martyr upon cross'', [[spoiler: yet at the end of the episode Gannicus is crucified.]]
8th Nov '16 6:20:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: All of the veteran gladiators and anyone taken under their wing. Ashur's band of killers. Caesar and Crassus.
22nd Oct '16 6:37:24 PM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicense: Although the writers have seriously ShownTheirWork, there are anomalies:

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* ArtisticLicense: ArtisticLicenseHistory: Although the writers have seriously ShownTheirWork, there are anomalies:



** In ''War of the Damned'', the movements of Spartacus' army are essentially reversed from the historical record. [[note]]Historically he moved north,historians believe to escape over the Alps before turning south after the split with Crixus and Crixus' resulting death, historians are unsure as to why, exactly, but revenge is a popular theory, eventually moving to the southern tip of the Italian penensula, records indicate with the intention of sailing to Sicily, and getting boxed in between Crassus and the sea. In the show, Spartacus moves south first, and his intentions towards Sicily are for strategic purposes, not escape, before fleeing north and being caught between Crassus and the Alps.[[/note]]

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** In ''War of the Damned'', the movements of Spartacus' army are essentially reversed from the historical record. [[note]]Historically he moved north,historians north, historians believe to escape over the Alps before turning south after the split with Crixus and Crixus' resulting death, historians death (historians are unsure as to why, exactly, but revenge is a popular theory, theory), eventually moving to the southern tip of the Italian penensula, records penensula. Records indicate this was with the intention of sailing to Sicily, and getting he was then boxed in between Crassus and the sea. In the show, Spartacus moves south first, and his intentions towards Sicily are for strategic purposes, not escape, before fleeing north and being caught between Crassus and the Alps.[[/note]]
4th Sep '16 5:01:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRomanRepublic: The setting for the story.
26th Aug '16 4:47:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* StartOfDarkness: While not exactly moral, five years prior Lucretia seemed to care for her slaves. Ashur was more compassionate even [[spoiler: showing grief at having to kill a fellow slave.]] And while impetuous, Batiatus was at least bothered by some of the actions he took towards forwarding his ambition.
** In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.

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* StartOfDarkness: While not exactly moral, five years prior Lucretia seemed to care for her slaves. Ashur was more compassionate even [[spoiler: showing grief at having to kill a fellow slave.]] And while impetuous, Batiatus was at least bothered by some of the actions he took towards forwarding his ambition.
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ambition. In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.
26th Aug '16 4:45:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Most of the rebels are dead, including Spartacus, but a handful have survived, and Spartacus goes out peacefully, prepared to be reunited with Sura.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Most [[spoiler:Most of the rebels are dead, including Spartacus, but a handful have survived, and Spartacus goes out peacefully, prepared to be reunited with Sura.]]
12th Aug '16 6:25:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* OnlyOneName: Married Roman women are only referred to by their given names both in-universe and in promotional materials for the show in stark contrast to [[LastNameBasis their]] [[FullNameBasis husbands]].[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Roman naming conventions can be confusing to modern people. Especially since Romans of notable birth had both clan and family names (the former often being mistaken by modern people for a middle name). Many of the important male Romans on the show are heads of their families (pater familias) and are thus referred to by their family name. GaiusJuliusCaesar is often called "Julius Caesar", omitting his actual first name entirely, as he is the pater familias of Caesar family in the Julii clan. This coincides with the OneSteveLimit, as it was fairly common for children to be named after their parents or other ancestors. Note that the show changes Marcus Crassus' eldest son's name to "Tiberius" to avoid confusion because in real life it was also Marcus, and as they were of the same clan and family, both had the same full name: Marcus Licinius Crassus.[[/note]]

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* OnlyOneName: Married Roman women are only referred to by their given names both in-universe and in promotional materials for the show in stark contrast to [[LastNameBasis their]] [[FullNameBasis husbands]].[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Roman naming conventions can be confusing to modern people. Especially since Romans of notable birth had both clan and family names (the former often being mistaken by modern people for a middle name). Many of the important male Romans on the show are heads of their families (pater familias) and are thus referred to by their family name. GaiusJuliusCaesar Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar is often called "Julius Caesar", omitting his actual first name entirely, as he is the pater familias of Caesar family in the Julii clan. This coincides with the OneSteveLimit, as it was fairly common for children to be named after their parents or other ancestors. Note that the show changes Marcus Crassus' eldest son's name to "Tiberius" to avoid confusion because in real life it was also Marcus, and as they were of the same clan and family, both had the same full name: Marcus Licinius Crassus.[[/note]]
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