Spartacus Series: All about Numerius


     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.

Numerius in Spartacus:

     Numerius Calavius, or simply Numerius, is the son of Roman Magistrate Titus Calavius and his wife, Domitia. Numerius is a boy with short black hair, blue eyes and a thin build. He is quite tall for his age and wears a set of robes that match his status. He learned basic fighting skills from Spartacus, but lacks real skill and performance.


     Numerius is a curious and enthusiastic 14- and 15-year-old with a fascination with gladiators and arena fights, as he sees them as something honorable and brave. He even decides to host his 15th birthday (his entry into adulthood) at the Batiatus ludus and is eager to see everything in the life of the gladiators, including training with Spartacus, the gladiator he idolizes and considers above all else. others.

     However, he is easily influenced when Ilithyia seduces him to commit an atrocious act. He is also a bit arrogant and although he considers some great gladiators, he also despises many others.


     Numerius comes into contact with Spartacus for the first time while Batiatus is buying armor for the gladiator, and is fascinated by him and his triumph over Theokoles. Spartacus invites Numerius to the villa with the intention of practicing with him, but his desire is to steal the Thracian knife that Numerius had bought that day. Later, the two duel in the villa assisted by Batiatus and Titus Calavius. When Numerius leaves, Spartacus pockets the knife from his belt and Numerius doesn't seem to notice.

     On his 15th birthday, the party is held in Ludus Batiatus, of his own free will. While there, he trains with Spartacus and enjoys time with his friends. He pauses in the baths and is approached by Ilithyia, who seduces him. When the display of the gladiators arrives, Numerius asks Spartacus to fight Varro instead of Crixus (having been convinced by Ilithyia); Batiatus fulfills his wishes, since it is his birthday. However, when the battle comes to an end and Numerius is called a prank to decide his fate, he decides that Varro must die. Horrified and dismayed, Batiatus claims that this was only a demonstration, but he feels forced to make Spartacus obey so as not to disturb Numerius' father, Titus Calavius.

     Later, Numerius watches Primus 'games and enjoys watching Crixus' victory, especially after Batiatus helps him start the games in the absence of his father. After Tito Calavius ​​was revealed to have been abducted (captured by Batiatus), Numerius joined the search for him as he seemed distressed by his father's current whereabouts and is devastated to find him dead at the stern before crying over his corpse. . He, together with his mother, personally observes the punishment of the falsely accused Solonius. Numerius is killed by Aurelia.

     The slave revolt, after witnessing the death of his mother, Domitia, Numerius is escorted from the village to safety by Aurélia. On the way, she stops and asks if he ordered Varro's death or not. Numerius, unaware that she is Varro's widow, replies that Varro was nothing and deserved to die. Aurelia then approaches Numerius and seduces him to let his guard down. She then tells him that she was Varro's wife before violently slicing Numerius's neck with a kitchen knife and killing him.


  • As the son of Tito Calavius, Numerius may be a member of the historic Gens Calavia, a Romanized political dynasty in the province of Campania of Samnite-Oscan origins. Numerius and his father may also be descendants of Pacuvius Calavius, the current Meddix (chief Samnite magistrate) of the city of Capua when it was occupied by Hannibal Barca's army during the Second Punic War.
  • Filius is the Latin word for 'son'.

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