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Quintus Arrius
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First appearance S3E08: Separate Paths
Last appearance S3E08: Separate Paths
Profession Legatus
Race Roman
Relationships Unknown
Status Deceased (Killed by Crixus)
Actor/Actress
Arrius is a Roman general who defended Rome against Crixus' army. He was the last Roman general to be killed by Crixus.

Character OutlineEdit

Arrius is a Roman soldier who adheres to the ideals of the Republic. He wears a set of Roman armor attributed to an officer of his ranking and appears to be a warrior of adept skill.

War of the DamnedEdit

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Crixus kills "the fool" Arrius.

Knowing he is the last Roman commander standing between the rebels and the city of Rome itself, Arrius marches his legion to face Crixus and his army just a few miles from the city gates. Crixus releases boulders lit on fire and rolls them into the Roman flanks. Crixus and his army then rushes into the battle, slaughtering every soldier in their path. Arrius bravely confronts Crixus but is quickly outmatched, losing his arm to the Gaul.

Crixus then takes his sword and plunges it into Arrius throat, killing him. The necklace around his neck is then removed and taken as a spoil of war by Crixus. However, Crixus' triumph is shortlived, as Crassus' forces crest the hill only moments later.

TriviaEdit

  • His character is presumably based off of Quintus Arrius, a praetor during 72 BC. However he actually defeated Crixus in the historic battle.
  • Arrius was a praetor under the command of Gellius Publicola.
  • Arrius survived Spartacus' rebellion, carrying on in politics until he retired in 52 BC.
  • Quintus Arrius was a member of the Plebeian Gens Arria, and was the first of his gens to rise to prominence upon becoming Praetor in 72 BCE. This gens only becomes more noteworthy well into the Imperial era of Roman history.
  • As a Praetor in command of armies, Arrius would have specifically been a Praetor Peregrinus (Praetor of the foreigners).
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