let it carry to crassus and pompey! And it was just a joy to see it develop. 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.. Biography. But despite the popularity of the story of the famous slave rebellion, surprisingly little is known about Spartacus’ right-hand man, Crixus. What would that have looked like had Spartacus survived? La Catedral: Inside The Luxurious Prison Colombia Allowed Pablo Escobar To Make For Himself, Cyntoia Brown, Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Sentenced To Life For Murder, Granted Clemency, What Stephen Hawking Thinks Threatens Humankind The Most, 27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York, Join The All That's Interesting Weekly Dispatch. Spartacus' Manu Bennett on Crixus' downfall. However Crixus and Oenomaus had to fall as they did. 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 very soon also started truly believing in the honor of blood and sand – to fight and die in the honor of the gods, the Batiatus School and the people of Capua. Crixus and his group of 30,000 men were attacked by the army of Lucius Gellius Publicola near Mount Gargano in southeast Italy. He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gallic), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt. It looked like it would be Agron a few episodes back. Lewis Jacobs/NBC, 'Spartacus': Steven S. DeKnight breaks down the series finale. Having been mocked by Barca and Auctus, he keeps his head down and gets on with his training. He appears to have served in a Roman auxiliary unit for a time, deserted and became either a bandit or insurgent against the Romans. Tell me: was it daunting? split heavens with the sound of his name. And you can follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. The ancient sources agree that Spartacus was a Thracian. Credit: In fact, he had dreamed of revenge by violence ever since his entire family was killed by a rival tribe. But the script was way too long. 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. 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. Bennett played the key role of Crixus, Champion of Capua. crixus! I think if he did you would have heard from him again. It would be disingenuous to have him walk off into the sunset. By Matt Fowler Posted: 22 Feb 2013 10:36 pm It gives it, just a little hint, of the cowardly Romans — that they can’t kill you straight on, these titans, these giants. Captured Roman soldiers were dressed as gladiators and forced to fight, inverting the social order and mirroring Spartacus’ own history. 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. 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. Now Spartacus decided upon small… 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. 4. Starz, Credit: Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. DeKNIGHT: Yeah that’s another one. Did you plan it at all? Historians suspect that Crixus originally came from Gaul since his name has Celtic origins. 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. 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. He was a Gallic warrior and later Gladiator who in 73 BC, became one of Spartacus' generals during the Third Servile War. 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. He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gallic), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt. classic liam McIntyre. Now seriously alarmed, the Romans sent in a second military force under Publius Varinius. The legend of Spartacus endures millennia after the former slave’s death. We were always shooting for a deeper emotional story. IGN talked to actor Manu Bennet about the last Spartacus episode, "Men of Honor," and about Naevia's newfound control over Crixus. 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. With Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett. But despite the popularity of the story of the famous slave rebellion, surprisingly little is known about Spartacus’ right-hand man, Crixus. But despite the popularity of the story of the famous slave rebellion, surprisingly little is known about Spartacus’ right-hand man, Crixus. Around 6,000 of his followers who escaped were hunted down and crucified. this I promise you! I think it’s the best work of his career. I think it’s really unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television. Crixus' attempts cause friction within the group, particularly with Agron, who does not want to waste time searching for someone who (he feels) is almost certainly dead. Crassus Didn’t Kill Spartacus This is where Spartacus really differed from the classic battle movie/TV tropes. Mira is a major character in the Spartacus series. STEVENDeKNIGHT: There was some minor debate, and I hear this from the fans nonstop, “Hey, they never found his body. His name means "one with curly hair" in Gaulish. 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. Those hopes were dashed when Spartacus, on the verge of killing Marcus Crassus, was speared by a solider from behind. Crixus is a major character in the first, second and third seasons of Spartacus. 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. DeKNIGHT: No, actually I was pretty adamant that he had to fall. Spartacus is thought to have been killed in the battle. 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. Gladiators train in the 1960 film Spartacus. Although Crixus fought bravely under his commander, the two often butted heads and the slave camp was often fraught with their tension. Spartacus was grief-stricken, and insisted on staging funeral games in honor of Crixus. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Plutarch describes him as "a Thracian of Nomadic stock". Thanks to the iconic 1960 movie, the gladiator rebel “Spartacus” is known even to those with the barest grasp of Roman history. But other sources claim that it was Crixus who persuaded Spartacus to “loot” the countryside. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. Plus, just the simple fact that he has nothing to walk off to. That was the question heading into the series finale of Spartacus tonight. 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. But apparently, something went wrong, because the Cilicians did not appear. 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. It was sixty kilometers long, but his army consisted of eight legions or 32,000 men, and the job was done quickly. Under the leadership of the three men, the slave army began to plunder the surrounding countryside. we will live free! Those hopes were dashed when Spartacus, on the verge of killing Marcus Crassus, was speared by a solider from behind. 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. There was a lot of discussion with some having a strong feeling that he should die on the battlefield and die … I was also pretty adamant that somebody we cared about had to get away and carry on the story of Spartacus. Other characters. He really spearheaded it and somehow by cook with a little bit of crook, we got it all on the screen. EW: That was a really nice touch with the final credits showing all the characters from the entire run of the show. The victory of the Romans was decisive, and Crixus died fighting. Then, check out some fascinating facts about ancient Rome. NEXT: The whole action sequence we did not see. His life really ended with her — any chance of a happy life, of a simple life. She helps Spartacus during his uprising, becomes a fighter and later becomes his lover during the beginning stages of Third Servile War. 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. 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". Other warriors like Gannicus — who was strung up on a cross and left to die — were not so fortunate. Enslaved at a school for gladiators, a defiant Spartacus is blackmailed in an attempt to make him comply. From 2010 to 2013, Bennett co-starred in the new American television series Spartacus, about the defiant gladiator Spartacus. He was a Gaul (his name means "one with curly hair" in Gaulish), and had been a slave for several years before the revolt . 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". 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. In reality, Spartacus' chief Lieutenant Crixus broke from him and led a large faction of his army on a desultory march against Rome. 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. 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.”. Same with Ghannicus as he was not a real person. 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). Wikimedia CommonsThe famous revolt led by gladiators almost toppled Rome. Under the leadership of the former gladiators, the slave army dealt Glaber a crushing defeat. Early on, he didn’t see Oenomaus in his final moments, he just started Spartacus’ name in defiance. As he grows in skill, he also grows in arrogance. 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. EW: Tell me about that decision to not have Crassus be the one to kill him. 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. He doesn’t seem the type of guy to slip quietly into the dark night, so I never really went down that path. Crixus is an excellent combatant capable of handling many gladiatorial combat styles and melee weapons. In fact, Crassus looked bested in that battle until the spear came through Spartacus’ midsection. There is a trademark Spartacus/Crixus move whereby one uses the shield of the other to gain elevation. At the time of Spartacus' arrival in the ludus, Crixus is the main gladiator and champion of Capua. People also ask, how did Spartacus really 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. Spartacus won three more engagements and then, for unknown reasons, turned south instead of crossing the Alps, throwing Rome into panic. So I added that part and it worked pretty well. Killed in action . 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. He was the only cast member of the series who starred on all four seasons, as well as … DeKNIGHT: Oh, yeah. If Crassus does that same trick and Spartacus stops him and almost kills him.” Which was much better. Wikimedia CommonsThe slaves who survived the war were crucified the Appian way as a gruesome warning. And originally that’s where Lugo dies, in the same way. one line from Spartacus from episode called the dead and the dying! Plutarch, however, suggests that the split was hostile, with Crixus departing because of his “arrogance and presumption.”. In the weeks following Spartacus' rebellion, Crixus makes many desperate attempts to get information about Naevia, who had been sent away by Lucretia before the revolt. 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.. It might simply have been that by that point, the army had become too large to move efficiently as one force. Born in Gaul, he was enslaved by the Romans under unknown circumstances and trained as a gladiator in Capua. Thanks to the iconic 1960 movie, the gladiator rebel “Spartacus” is known even to those with the barest grasp of Roman history. 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. The famous revolt led by gladiators almost toppled Rome. 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. 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. Crixus death had huge meaning and impact. Whatever the grounds for the split, it was the opportunity the Romans had been waiting for. He was taught to fight by the trickster Ashur, the champion Gannicus and the Doctore Œnomaus, all excellent fighters in their own fashion. 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. Would he live or die? I mean it’s just way too big for a TV schedule and a TV budget.” We had a lot of talks. The man tells them that she is alive and in the mines, after which A… 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. Spartacus reached his prime by the end of season 1 and by then obviously dominated Crixus. The slaves who survived the war were crucified the Appian way as a gruesome warning. 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. after separating from a group of stronger gladiators. Where did that idea come from? But just when the group of rebels seemed poised for victory and break free forever from the yoke of Rome, they made a fatal mistake. Crixus broke off from the main force, taking 30,000 men with him and began raiding the countryside until he was defeated and killed. They duel bravely, and Crassus actually holds his own for a while, but eventually falls on the ground without his sword. 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. 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. EW: Finally, take me through your general thoughts as this journey of Spartacus the show comes to an end. But before Spartacus can kill him, three Roman soldiers impale him from behind. Story-wise, it just didn’t ring true for me, that he slips away. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Friday’s series finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned.]. After this look at Crixus, Spartacus’ right-hand, read about Queen Boudica and her revenge on the Romans. [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.]. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I remember when I spoke to you at the start of the season, I said, “Hey they never found Spartacus’ body on the battlefield,” and I wondered if you would use that as an out to have him not die — but nope, he’s dead. But for me, with Spartacus it always needed that powerful ending, which I think is probably a little more in keeping with history. 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. Spartacus was trapped. 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. Crixus took 40,000 with him and left Spartacus to plunder Rome and they fell against Rome. 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. Who did appear, was Crassus, and he ordered his men to build a large wall across Bruttium, from the Tyrrhenian to the Ionian Sea. And I’ve always loved the end credits on this show and I thought that was just the perfect way to go out. Crixus still was defeated in his prime with the help of spartacus so that eliminates Crixus. 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. 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. And from that point on, it was pure joy to work on. 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. As it just so happens, Agron and Nasir find a man with information about Naevia after they attack a slave cart. There’s an entire middle act of action that we cut out where Spartacus sets up this trap where they draw one of the legions of Crassus in and then the legion thinks they’re attacking Spartacus’ rag-tag village, but everyone has left and the place has been drenched in oil and they set it on fire and basically burn the legion. So we went round and round and finally settled on, “You know what would be cool? 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). Plutarch describes how “they had done nothing wrong, but, simply because of the cruelty of their owner, were kept in close confinement until the time came for them to engage in combat.”. Tell me why you settled on Gannicus and talk about the way you made that scene really tragic and yet heroic? He has huge respect for Gannicus and vows to be like him and earn the mark. I don’t believe that Spartacus got away. Like Spartacus, little is known about Crixus before his role in the slave uprising which became known as the Third Servile War. 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. There, Spartacus, Crixus, and a third gladiator, Oenomaus, were elected the rebels’ leaders. If he had to die, this was the way to go. So Crixus and Spartacus' band of escaped gladiators launched a rescue mission, going down into the dreaded mines to liberate her. 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. Ilithyia, angered by the neglect of Glaber, forms a plan to have her marriage dissolved and … And I’m very proud of that story we’ve told and I could not be prouder of the finale. Gannicus is also proven to be better than Crixus by equaling Spartacus in skill in vengeance and by handling Crixus … But this is just out-of-control. 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. 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. Thanks to the iconic 1960 movie, the gladiator rebel “Spartacus” is known even to those with the barest grasp of Roman history. 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. When he first arrives at the ludus he appears to be insecure but his desire to be a Gladiator is clearly evident. For him he was either going to win or he was going to die. Crixus: Spartacus’ Right-Hand Man Who May Have Been The Gladiator Army’s Downfall. The closest thing would be the arena collapsing. Was gannicus a real person? 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. Theokoles meets his end during a match between himself, Crixus and Spartacus, the former's aid allowing Spartacus to become the victor. The authors refer to the Thracian tribe of the Maedi, whi… That scene was very difficult, I must have written six or seven different versions of that scene. As news of their success and democratic proceedings spread, more and more slaves rallied to join them and soon their numbers would reach to over 70,000 former slaves. EW: I’ve always been amazed by the scale of this show, but this final battle scene was on a whole other level. 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.”. 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. 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. Directed by Rick Jacobson. Spartacus mourned the loss of his most trusted lieutenant and decided to honor him with an ironic tribute. Aemilia (Mia Pistorius). Spartacus body was never found so they had the option to let him live or die but they choose for him to die. Crixus was a Roman gladiator. as distant thunder promising storm of blood! Unquestionable leader of the ludus (under Doctore) and close friends of Barca, another of the main gladiators. To hear our finale discussion with Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre, click on the video player below. By about episode four in the first season I think we finally really settled on what the show was and what it looked like and the action style, the directing style, the writing style. DeKNIGHT: That was [exec producer] Rob Tapert’s idea, and I thought that was absolutely brilliant. 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. 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. If Crassus does that same trick and Spartacus stops him and almost kills him.” Which was much better. Crixus (died 72 BC) was a Gallic gladiator and a leader of Spartacus' slave uprising during the Third Servile War of 73-71 BC.. And that worked okay, but ehhh, it needed something. EW: And you mentioned that there was some debate, and Liam mentioned it, too. 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.”. DeKNIGHT: That went through many different versions. She is a former house slave serving Lucretia in The House of Batiatus. But instead of submitting to torture and death, the slaves decided to make a preemptive strike. 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. There were several different versions of that final battle, all with basically the same elements. all those who are able, to make final stand against rome! I remember finishing the first draft of the script — the first draft was actually about 15 pages longer than the final draft. Oenomaus fell along with him. Spartacus and the remainder of his army would finally be defeated by the army of Marcus Licinius Crassus in 71 B.C. Gina Dimuro is a New York-based writer and translator. Offers may be subject to change without notice. 1!’ and all that stuff. Andy Whitfield, the British star of US TV drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died at the age of 39. 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. crixus! At the beginning of the battle, Spartacus goes directly after Crassus in order to break the morale of the Roman troops. 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. Wikimedia CommonsThe legend of Spartacus endures millennia after the former slave’s death. 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. EW: I sort of felt that one of the main characters would end up dying on one of the crosses. But I remember handing in the draft of the script and my first thought was, “Well we’ll never be able to shoot this. A dramatized depiction of Crixus and Spartacus butting heads. Within the year, Crixus’s lesser force of 30,000 men had come under attack by the army of Lucius Gellius near Mount Gargano. Spartacus was grief-stricken, and insisted on staging funeral games in honor of Crixus. He died valiantly in battle in 72 B.C.E. DeKNIGHT: No he couldn’t win, but he came damn close. By 73 B.C., Spartacus could no longer bear life as a slave and he began to devise a plot to escape. After being carried off by Agron, he died peacefully as a … Spartacus, Crixus, and Oenomaus led their army efficiently and cleverly. There’s really no middle ground. 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. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Spartacus: Our Hero Dies! 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. 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