Daggers and deceit seem to run rampant in Spartacus, and not just in the Roman storylines.
…And while the series is not defined by any one ideal, the role of glory has certainly played a huge role thus far…
Spartacus fight in the pits of the underworld, where rabble clashes against itself in death bouts while spectators have the chance to make money off bets.
Though Spartacus claims interest in neither fame nor glory, “Legends” submerges him into the storied tradition of the gladiator he is being trained to become.
Following a pilot that enabled the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand to come together, “Sacramentum Gladiatorum” is the beginning of a new life for the man now known as Spartacus. Even as he denies that identity, trying to say his true name out loud, Blood and Sand kicks him from behind and holds him down on his knees.
Our hero, who is given the name Spartacus by the episode’s end, knows little of this world yet. He hails from the land of Thrace and is thrust into the land of Spartacus through a series of great and unfortunate events.