Spartacus: War of the Damned

Wolves at the Gate

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 2/1/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Spartacus leads a bold attack in order to get food and shelter for his people, taking over a Roman city. Meanwhile, Crassus puts together an army to be reckoned with and enlists a young Julius Caesar to help the Roman cause.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Liam McIntyre


  • Manu Bennett


  • Dustin Clare


  • Dan Feuerriegel


  • Simon Merrells


  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • This serie is amazing

    By spedro20, Mar 11, 2013

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    By aljunpollesca, Feb 12, 2013

  • Wolves at The Gate

    By TrueTvWatcher, Feb 04, 2013

  • Awesome show!

    By Lostforever, Feb 03, 2013

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    By xanderodell, Feb 02, 2013

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  • Quotes (38)

    • (After sparring together Naevia stands as winner)
      Naevia: Not as easy as butchering a horse, is it?
      Diotimos: Their kick is considerably more gentle.

    • Crixus: The southern coast?
      Spartacus: It will force Crassus' army to march much greater distance to meet us, sapping strength and supplies.
      Crixus: But will we not stand as drained at journey's end?
      Spartacus: The comfort of city walls will see us revived. A thing denied Crassus.

    • Spartacus: Diotimos. I would have your counsel.
      Diotimos: Apologies... I am absent knowledge concerning strategies of war.
      Spartacus: Yet you are well versed in other needs.

    • (About Attius)
      Agron: Can we lay trust in the Roman?
      Gannicus: He stands Roman only by name. Weigh his purse with enough coin and he would call Thrace or Gaul his mother.

    • Diotimos: My fucking Dominus holds sway with the Aedile. Speak the name of Laurus towards meeting of trade, stand chance of avoiding entanglement.
      Spartacus: The next you greet him, it will be Laurus who kneels and calls you master.

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    Notes (3)

    • A full city was built in the studio sets to stand for Sinuessa en Valle.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 3, 2013 on The Movie Network and Movie Central.
      Turkey: February 24, 2013 on CNBC-e.
      USA: February 1, 2013 on Starz.
      Czech Republic: March 26, 2013 on HBO

    • Writer and creator Steven S. Deknight's favourite part of the episode is the final scene where Spartacus orders Laeta to talk and reason out with her husband while at the same time he is planning to kill him because he can't afford to lose the grain supplies. Spartacus is forced to brutally kill him in front of her and then put her in chains which he defines as a powerful moment for the character.

    Trivia (4)

    • Death in Spartacus: War of the Damned:
      Romans: Laurus, Ennius.
      Rebels: Diotimos.

    • When Crassus says: 'Let our shadow fall upon them and every man, woman, and child so touched by it struck from this world by the might and glory of Rome' Simon Merrells looks directly at the camera, breaking the 4th wall.

    • The ruins of former Roman city of Sinuessa en Valle, the city taken by Spartacus and his rebel army, are located in modern day municipality of Mondragone, in the Italian region of Campania (some 45km northwest of Naples).

    • Spartacus (presumably) died in 71 BC at age 38, and Julius Caesar would have been 29, however historically they never actually crossed paths.

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