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Slave Leader
Personal details
Born Unknown
Died 71 BC
Nationality Gallic[1][2]
Military service
Battles/wars Third Servile War

Gannicus or Cannicus was a Gallic[1][2] gladiator,[3][4] from the gladiatorial school of Lentulus Batiatus in Capua.[citation needed] Together with the Thracian Spartacus, and the fellow Gauls Crixus, Oenomaus and Castus, he became one of the leaders of rebellious slaves during the Third Servile War (73-71 BC). In the winter of 71 BC Gannicus along with Castus broke off from Spartacus taking a large number of Celts and Germans with them marking the second detachment of the rebellion. Gannicus and Castus met their end in Lucania near Mount Soprano (Mount Camalatrum) where Marcus Licinius Crassus, Lucius Pomptinus and Quintus Marcius Rufus entrenched their forces in battle and defeated them.

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ a b Winkler 2008, p. 222
  2. ^ a b Bury 1994, p. 331
  3. ^ Strauss 2009, p. 213
  4. ^ Orosius, Histories 5.24.1
  5. ^ Starz. "Gannicus". Retrieved April 16, 2010. 

Ancient sources[edit]

  • Orosius, Histories 5.24.1-2
  • Appian, Civil Wars 1.116
  • Florus, Epitome 2.8.20

Secondary literature[edit]

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