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Spartacus Series: All about Gannicus
GANNICUS IN HISTORY:
GANNICUS IN MOVIE THEATER:
- Gânico is played by Dustin Clare in the TV series' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and sequences Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. He is portrayed as a former ex-gladiator, from the House of Batiatus, who agrees to join the cause of Spartacus in honor of his friend Enomau after he entered the rebellion.
- Gânico is played by Paul Telfer in 2004, in the miniseries Spartacus - He commands the rebel cavalry. In the miniseries, he is portrayed as a Thracian.
GANNICUS IN SPARTACUS:
SKILL IN COMBAT:
GODS OF THE ARENA:
A LITTLE BEFORE SPARTACUS REVENGE ...
IN THE WAR OF THE DAMNED ...
FINALLY, THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF GANNICUS:
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