Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were
many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus:
Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the
House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus'
arrival where honor was just finding it's way into the arena.
House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous
champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his
thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has
been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control,
he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest
demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his
side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of
her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at
nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in
this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”