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Gaia (Jaime Murray)

"Gannicus? That Celt with the ridiculously charming smile?"

Gaia is a recently widowed Roman woman of Capua and close childhood friend of Lucretia.


     Titus Lentulus Batiatus 

Titus Lentulus Batiatus (Jeffrey Thomas)

"You seek to ply me with honeyed wine? You find my weakness, and I would have it exploited."

Titus Lentulus Batiatus is the father of Quintus Lentulus Batiatus and Paterfamilias (head) of The House of Batiatus in Gods of the Arena.

  • Defiant to the End: Was crawling after Lucretia while the poison he has is taking effect and even tries to strangle her.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He's always kind and reasonable towards his slaves and even has a fatherly bond with Oenomaus.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: There's no love lost between he and Lucretia. He makes it plain he despises his daughter-in-law and views her as being unworthy of his son, no matter how she tries to please him. He even tries to force Quintus into putting his marriage to aside. In the end, Lucretia fatally poisons him - ironically, it was just as he'd begun to wonder if she was really as bad as he thought. Lucretia's response to this is that she's "much worse".
  • The Patriarch: Of the House of Batiatus. And he makes sure everyone knows it.


Tullius (Stephen Lovatt)

"Reconsider your answer, or be excluded from the games forever."

Tullius is a rich merchant and former soldier, and sits among the elite Roman class of Capua.

  • Arch-Enemy: To Batiatus.
  • Asshole Victim: He fully deserved to be brutally killed by Batiatus and his gladiators, even if he didn't actually commit the crime they killed him for.
  • Big Bad: In Gods of the Arena.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a Reasonable Authority Figure and a fairly affable guy at first...but swiftly reveals his true colors by murdering Batiatus's bodyguard and having him beaten to a pulp and humiliated for refusing to sell him Gannicus.
  • Buried Alive: Batiatus has has him bricked up in the walls of the new arena. Though as he was stabbed first, it probably didn't last long.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Depraved Homosexual: Hinted at. He really enjoys beating and humiliating Batiatus. In the DVD Commentary Steven S De Knight also implies his obsession with purchasing Gannicus is not purely for business reasons, confirmed in how he seems to become sexually excited in his fight against Gannicus, only barely restraining himself from killing him. His killing of Gaia might however make him a Depraved Bisexual.
  • Defiant to the End: The look of utter contempt he gives Batiatus as he's being bricked into the wall of the arena almost makes their gruesome revenge look inadequate.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Especially to Batiatus and poor Gaia.
  • Jerkass: Easily the biggest Jerkass in the prequel season. He almost makes Batiatus seem like a pleasant and reasonable guy.


Vetius (Gareth Williams)

"Words fall from your mouth like shit from ass!"

Vettius is a young lanista in Capua.

     Quinctilius Varus 

Quinctilius Varus (Peter Feeney)

"Have him fuck this one and I shall watch."

Quinctilius Varus is a Roman of high social standing.


Cossutius (Jason Hood)

"This world is filled with the grotesque and the divine."

Cossutius is a Roman of high social standing and a close friend of Varus.



Caburus (Joel Oliver)


Caburus is a mighty gladiator and champion of the House of Vettius and later the House of Solonius. he is despised by professional gladiators and lanista because he is purposely matched against smaller and weaker gladiators.


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