Originally posted by Misoir
Next season they will even introduce the legendary Julius Caesar into the show - which should be epic!
From what I have read Julius Caesar did not have a command role in the fight against Spartacus.
In the spring of 72 BCE, the slaves left their winter encampments and began to move northward. At the same time, the Roman Senate, alarmed by the
defeat of the praetorian forces, dispatched a pair of consular legions under the command of Lucius Gellius Publicola and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus
Clodianus. The two legions were initially successful—defeating a group of 30,000 slaves commanded by Crixus near Mount Garganus—but then
were defeated by Spartacus. These defeats are depicted in divergent ways by the two most comprehensive (extant) histories of the war by Appian and
Plutarch. Alarmed by the apparently unstoppable rebellion, the Senate charged Marcus Licinius Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome and
the only volunteer for the position, with ending the rebellion. Crassus was put in charge of eight legions, approximately 40,000–50,000 trained
Roman soldiers, which he treated with harsh, even brutal, discipline, reviving the punishment of unit decimation.[
It should be epic. I just hope they will be as true as possible to Spartacus also. After the defeat is the last episode and one more of the Romans,
from what I have read, his ranks should swell to about 70000. It will be interesting to see how that is played out. They do dig in for winter
training. I have a feeling that will take up most of the time in the series because that is what gives the Romans time to bring back the legions of
Pompey who were in Spain.