Batiatus House has had several champions throughout history and many of them are highly skilled. Perhaps, they even rivaled our main warriors like Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus, check it out.


     Before the times of Oenomaus, Gannicus, Crixus and Spartacus gained fame, gladiators like Magnetius and Dolor under the lanista Titus Batiatus (and his father, before him) had their own right to fame as Champions of the House of Batiatus. Are they:

  • Magnetius
  • Hadrianus
  • Acolytus
  • Dolor
  • Zephyros


     Magnetius was the champion of Titus, proclaimed by him as one of the best of his ludus. Magnetius' weapon of choice appears to be a single Gladius Hispaniensis, an older and longer type of Roman sword, not traditionally used by gladiators. Magnetius wields the two-handed weapon for deadly purposes and strikes with such force that his opponents often lose their balance and even control over their own shields.


     Hadrianus was a tall, thin man with an ax. When the episode in which he appeared was first broadcast, fans speculated that Hadrianus was actually the prequel Doctore, as his face is not seen and lanistas tend to use their former best gladiators as coaches. This was proven false by the Blu-ray release of Gods of the Arena, where it was revealed that the prequel doctore was called Ulpius.


     Acolytus fought with sword and shield. He had a slightly Greek appearance, due to his white beard and the shape of his helmet, and his name also suggested this origin. His fighting technique, great strength and dexterity as a champion can also suggest Spartan heritage.


     Dolor was a fierce champion who fought with a hammer. His name, and the fact that a hammer was his favorite weapon, give a strong indication that he may be an Illyrian by birth, his name coming from one of the tribes in the south of his nation (in present-day Albania).


     Zephyros was a great gladiator titan who fought with a single sword. Similar to Gannicus, he wore a feathered helmet (possibly denoting his elevated position as a champion among his fellow gladiators). His name marks him as presumably of Greek origin. battle (marking him as a "Starz-style" Secutor, probably). His name suggests that he is Roman.


Lucius Cornelius Sulla Fenix, known simply as Sula or Sila, was a military man and statesman of the Cornelia people of the Roman Republic, elected consul twice and he was known for marching against his own people, check it out.

Tullius Severus is a wealthy merchant and ex-soldier in the Spartacus series, and is part of Capua's elite class. He appears exclusively as the main antagonist in Gods of the Arena.

Batiatus House has had several champions throughout history and many of them are highly skilled. Perhaps, they even rivaled our main warriors like Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus, check it out.

Marcus Minucius Rufus was Mercato grandfather (in the Spartacus series) and although he is mentioned a few times by his grandson in the series, in fact, he existed and was very important in his time, check it out.

Mercato is a Roman and noble politician from Capua. He is the grandson of Marcus Minucius Rufus, the famous Thracian conqueror. Perhaps Mercato is one of the few sympathetic Romans in the Spartacus series, check it out.

Titus Calavius, in the Spartacus series, was a magistrate of Rome and was often in the city of Capua. Batitatus esteemed him very much, but until his "Ambitious" political choice was cut, check it out.

Tertulla was the wife of Marcus Crassus and also, mother of Tiberius and was not that relevant in the Spartacus series. Who stood out the most was Kore, slave and lover of Crassus, check it out.

Certainly if you watched the Spartacus series, you certainly met young Numerius. At first he is to be taken, but during the series, Numerius is corrupted by Glaber's wife, check it out.

Segovax has the masculine virtue that all men dream of, in addition to proving himself worthy in hand-to-hand combat, this icon in the Spartacus series died prematurely, which is a shame as he would certainly have been a great gladiator, check it out.

Oenomaus was known for his participation in the 3rd Servile War, led by the rebel Spartacus. In the series he was the only gladiator who faced Theokoles and survived! Check out his story below.