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Gannicus
Slave Leader
Personal details
Born Unknown
Died 71 BC
Lucania
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. 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 break off 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]

References[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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DVD Talk
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Equally ambitious is Quintus' wife, Lucretia (Lucy Lawless), and together they see great potential in a Celt gladiator in their possession named Gannicus (Dustin Clare). His ability to use two swords at the same time makes him an incredible foe and he ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:57:00 -0700

Clare is familiar to US audiences as one of the stars of the Spartacus franchise, playing Gannicus in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. He also starred in McLeod's Daughters. The final series of Strike ...

Sky.it

Sky.it
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:15:00 -0700

A causa della malattia di Andy Whitfield, il compianto interprete di Spartacus, Starz decise di produrre un prequel della serie per guadagnare tempo, ed ecco come nacque Gods Of The Arena. Immagini di proprietà di Starz Entertainment. SPOILER ALERT!

Vanity Fair.it

Vanity Fair.it
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:15:38 -0700

26|30 GANNICUS di SPARTACUS Sfrontato e impertinente, Gannicus è il più grande campione della palestra del lanista Quintus Lentulus Batiatus. Amante delle donne e del vino, grazie alla sua abilità nel combattimento ha dei privilegi inconcepibili per ...
 
myFanbase.de
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:58:38 -0700

Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Liam McInytre (Spartacus), Ellen Hollman (Saxa), Jenna Lind (Kore), Lesley Ann Brandt (Naevia) und Stephen Dunlevy (der Ägypter) sind sehr mit ihren Fans verbunden, und selbst ...
 
El Diario de Hoy
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Al evento, asistieron nueve actores y actrices de la referida serie, entre ellos los cuatro protagonistas que interpretaban a los líderes de la rebelión: Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus) y Dan Feuerriegel (Agron).
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