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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][3] slave, who together with the Thracian Spartacus, and the fellow Gauls Crixus, Oenomaus and Castus, became one of the leaders of rebel 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. ^ Starz. "Gannicus". Retrieved April 16, 2010. 

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Western Daily Press

Western Daily Press
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:05:57 -0700

Cheek pieces – Brighton: 4.20 Idle Talker, Mistamel, 4.50 Noverre To Go, Perfect Pastime 5.20 Gannicus. Worcester: 2.00 Hawdyerwheesht, Purple 'n Gold, 2.30 Another Flutter, Nearest The Pin Walden Prince, 3.30 Monte Wildhorn, 4.00 Retro Valley, 4.30 ...
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:26:05 -0700

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Western Daily Press

Western Daily Press
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:11:11 -0700

Newmarket: 5.30 Capital Gearing(*), 6.00 Eastern Racer, 7.00 Gannicus, 7.35 The Nab(*) 8.05 Wordcraft(*). Nottingham: 2.40 Argent Touch, Frank The Barber, Knockamany Bends, Speed The Plough 4.20 Be Perfect, 5.20 Rainford Glory. (*) = horses wearing ...
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:46:24 -0800

At the New York City premiere for the final season of the hit Starz TV series, Spartacus, actor Dustin Clare (Gannicus) talks about War of the Damned and the new Ubisoft game Spartacus Legends.
Cinema Blend
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:26:25 -0800

Looking at Gannicus, Spartacus, Crixus and Agron as the four main male characters on the rebellion side of Spartacus: War of the Damned, there's a sort of balance among their personalities. Spartacus and Crixus are more the serious types, while Agron ...
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:00:32 -0800

The rebellion has swelled to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus, alongside his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, prepares for war with Rome. The Roman Senate turns to Marcus Crassus, a wealthy, strategic politician, for aid. With a young ...
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:19:53 -0800

An interview with Dustin Clare (Gannicus) at New York premiere event for STARZ's Spartacus: War of the Damned at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Category. Entertainment. License. Standard YouTube License. Show more

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Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:02:36 -0700

With only one episode remaining in "Spartacus: War of the Damned," the rebels have suffered the grievous loss of Crixus (Manu Bennett) and the crippling of Agron (Dan Feuerriegel), leaving Gannicus (Dustin Clare) as our hero's last remaining general.

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