Spartacus: War of the Damned


Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 2/22/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Tension rises to new levels between Spartacus and his men after the possible infiltration of a Roman spy. Crassus resorts to a long forgotten form of Roman punishment to teach his soldiers a bloody lesson.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Liam McIntyre


  • Manu Bennett


  • Dustin Clare


  • Dan Feuerriegel


  • Simon Merrells


  • Fan Reviews (5)
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    By Ripsing, Mar 16, 2013

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    By spedro20, Mar 11, 2013

  • Decimation

    By TrueTvWatcher, Feb 24, 2013

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    By denissidnenko, Feb 24, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (44)

    • Crixus: There stands greater worry than grain carried to port by Cilician shits.
      Spartacus: What would you have us feast upon? Promise of better days?
      Crixus: I would see bellies filled with the death of Romans. Crassus is certain to dispatch more soldiers. And we should be preparing to greet them.
      Spartacus: We are. By ensuring our own do not go into battle weakened by hunger.

    • Crixus: We should not be wasting what little food we have on fucking Romans.
      Spartacus: You know my mind upon subject.
      Naevia: I stand with Crixus towards it.
      Spartacus: I have given Laeta my word. It will not be broken.

    • Saxa: Show brand.
      (Woman bares her breasts)
      Gannicus: The most fearsome weapons yet exposed.

    • Spartacus: Gratitude for assistance.
      Lyciscus/Caesar: There is no greater glory... than the death of your enemy.

    • Tiberius: You have given Caesar mission?
      Crassus: One always intended. He secrets himself among the rebels to hasten their fall.
      Tiberius: The reason you ordered he remain unshorn. To assume guise of errant slave.
      Crassus: One must appear as wolf to be welcomed by the pack.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 24, 2013 on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
      Turkey: March 10, 2013 on CNBC-e.
      USA: February 22, 2013 on Starz.
      Czech Republic: April 9, 2013 on HBO

    • Writer and creator Steven S. Deknight's favourite part of the episode is the decimation scene which he defines as brutal, powerful and painful together with the Caesar / Fabia moment.

    Trivia (4)

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Sabinus, Fabia, Cassius, Ulpianus.

    • The episode title derives from Latin and means 'removal of a tenth'. It alludes to a brutal form of military discipline. The unit selected for the punishment was divided into groups of ten men, regardless of rank between them. By drawing lots, one in each 10 men was chosen to be put to death by being clubbed or stoned by the other 9 men in the group. The 9 surviving men were forced to sleep outside the camp and given meager food lots.

    • After Kore says: 'He has fought and bled for the glory of Rome. For his Imperator. Does he not deserve to be treated as any other beneath your command?' Simon Merrells looks directly at the camera for some seconds, breaking the 4th wall.

    • Goof: During his fight with Gannicus, Lyciscus/Caesar can be seen throwing his sword aside immediately before falling to the ground.

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