|First appearance||S2E02: A Place In This World|
S3E01: Enemies of Rome
|Last appearance||S3E10: Victory|
|Relationships||Unnamed Brother (Presumed deceased)|
Spartacus (Friend/Mentor, deceased)
Naevia (Friend, deceased)
Chadara (Fellow Slave/Friend, deceased)
Nasir's Dominus (Former Dominus, deceased)
Mira (Friend, deceased)
Lugo (Rival/Friend, deceased)
Castus (Friend, deceased)
Crixus (Friend, deceased)
Gannicus (Friend, deceased)
Saxa (Friend, deceased)
Donar (Friend, deceased)
Nemetes (Friend/rival, deceased)
Brictius (Rival, deceased)
|Actor/Actress||Pana Hema Taylor|
Nasir is a Syrian slave who is freed by Spartacus' rebellion. During the rebellion, he becomes a high-ranking and valued warrior and a respected battle instructor, and goes on to become the lover of Agron.
With long dark hair and dark skin, Nasir is rather small in build. Following the saving of Naevia from the mines, he gains a distinct scar from when he was stabbed by a Roman soldier. Nasir is often referred to as "Little Man" by the other rebels, some endearingly and some mockingly. As a body slave, Nasir wore nothing but a subligaculum and a leather slave collar around his neck. His hair is also kept clean and styled. After joining the rebels and moving to Vesuvius, he adorns fabric pants, sometimes a loose fabric shirt, and a long sleeveless fabric coat that was previously worn by Agron. His hair is worn mostly down, with a loosely-tied leather strap holding some of it back, his bangs unbound, and relatively unkept compared to his previous style.
Months after Glaber's defeat, Nasir is now geared in a style inspired by the hoplomachus gladiator, including the single leather pauldron (shoulder-guard) and vermbrace, a belt holding a gladius, wields a spear, and occasionally wears a small shield strapped to his wrist in battle. He augments this with cloth trousers, boots, a pteruge (skirt of leather straps), and a necklace of three simple wooden fascina. He also begins to wear his hair with his bangs fully tied back, for better visibility during battle.
Nasir was body slave to a wealthy dominus, and he has lived a life of relative position and respect despite his lack of freedom. The Roman name "Tiberius" was given to him by his master; it is this name that he first introduces himself as when Spartacus liberates him and the other slaves. The only family he recalls is a brother who called him Nasir.
Like Spartacus and Oenomaus, Nasir possesses a strong moral code, which is shown when he decides to tell Crixus the truth of Naevia's whereabouts, and when he refuses to harm Roman civilians. Nasir is Syrian like Ashur, and because of this, it was initially hard for the rebels to trust him due to their experience with Ashur. Nasir also demonstrates strong will and determination, as he desires to train and fight alongside the rebels despite the grave injury he took whilst fleeing the mines.
Though he had no fighting experience in the past, Nasir is a fast learner and becomes a skilled warrior in a short amount of time, being one of the few people to be personally instructed by Spartacus. Eventually, Nasir becomes a warrior of great skill to be reckoned with. Despite his stature, he proves himself to be a fierce fighter with a strategic mind, as in battle he finds himself skilled enough to take on many Roman soldiers with relative ease.
While taught to use a sword at first, he discovers his affinity in the use of spear, slowly growing to become one of rebellion's more powerful warriors. He tests and trains new recruits, and is one of Spartacus's top officers, alongside Naevia and Donar. Other rebel warriors such as Lugo and Nemetes have noted Nasir changing into a more deadly warrior.
While most of the gladiators or rebels have some kind of loud battle cry or yell when they fight, Nasir's is more of a hissing sound.
In their search for Naevia, Spartacus and the rebels take over his dominus' villa. When the slaves of the villa are gathered together and given encouraging words from Spartacus, Nasir's collar is the first to be ripped off as sign of liberation.
Later that night, Nasir attempts to kill Spartacus, but fails. When demanded reason, he replies that he was a slave of "position and respect"; although freed, he feels that Spartacus merely takes his master's place. Crixus suggests Spartacus kill Nasir, and Agron grudgingly agrees with the Gaul before accepting Spartacus's decision. Believing that it will send the wrong message to those willing to join their cause, Spartacus decides to train him instead.
The next morning, Spartacus personally instructs Nasir with the sword. While he believes himself to be no fighter, he still persists in his attacks and shows impressive skill. Agron takes note of him while training and overseeing the new recruits, and expresses regret when Donar asserts that Nasir will most likely lash out at the rebels again.
As the rest of the rebels drink and celebrate in the house that evening, Agron and Nasir engage in conversation. Agron asks his name, which Nasir responds with "Tiberius"; when Agron comments that Nasir's dark skin doesn't appear to be Roman, Nasir reveals himself to be Syrian. Agron (along with many others) takes note of that as Agron reveals they all knew a Syrian at their ludus and mentions that he was the most treacherous of people. Eventually, the conversation shifts to that of their families. Nasir tells him that the only family member he recalls is a brother. Likewise, Agron talks of his brother Duro. Learning of Duro's death, the still-embittered Nasir snidely remarks that Duro's death was the rebels' fault for taking up sword against the Romans. Agron uncharacteristically remains calm, and encourages encourages Nasir to take up arms against the Romans and become a rebel. He angrily parts company with Nasir, who seems to either take Agron's words to heart or regret making the comment that preceded them, or both.
Suddenly, the rebels are alerted that a group of mercenaries approach the villa. Instead of engaging in battle (as Crixus advises), Spartacus decides to have Nasir tell the soldiers that his dominus is away. The Syrian plays his part well until the Scout Leader notices the absence of his slave collar. Aware that his deception has been noticed, Nasir immediately invites the mercenaries inside. Believing this to be an act of betrayal, Crixus attacks, leading Spartacus and the others to do the same. As the rebels fight, Nasir remains idle at first, but picks up a sword and joins in after a lightly-injured Agron is unable to protect Spartacus from an approaching attacker. Just as the scout leader is about to land a blow upon Spartacus, Nasir steps in and kills the man, saving Spartacus' life.
Despite this, Crixus thinks little of Nasir's heroics, believing them to have happened because the latter knew the mercenaries would not win. Nasir explains that the Romans noticed that he was not wearing his slave collar; if he had not let them in, then they would have returned with more men. Having changed and proven his loyalty, Nasir is now one of the rebels. He tells Spartacus and Agron his real name: Nasir.
Later, the rebels attack a cart of slaves headed for the mines. Nasir confesses to Agron, who has taken to showing him attention and warmth, that he is still uncomfortable killing people. Agron sympathizes and promises to help him with the burden as they move on. They then interrogate the slaver named Ferox regarding Naevia's whereabouts. After killing the slaver, Agron tells Crixus that she is dead, driving the man into despair.
Back at the villa, it is decided that the rebels go to Vesuvius, where they could find recruits to join their cause. Meanwhile, Nasir watches Crixus from afar and tells Agron of his guilt; it is revealed that the two had lied regarding Naevia's whereabouts. When he is about to speak to Crixus, Agron stops him by gently holding his cheek and saying that he would not have Nasir and the other rebels fall in a suicide-mission to rescue the already-doomed Naevia. Nasir agrees with the reasoning, but the decision to lie still clearly troubles him.
On the morning that they plan to leave, Chadara, a friend and fellow slave of the same villa as Nasir, mentions to him that she has noticed his eyes upon Agron and how the two of them share a bond. She encourages Nasir to "pursue desire." Nasir makes no comment to confirm or deny his feelings for Agron, but does smile and seem to blush.
While moving supplies, Nasir runs into Crixus who helps him. Crixus tells him that he did not trust him at first because he was Syrian, as the last Syrian he was acquainted with (Ashur) caused him and Naevia great pain. He apologizes for his actions, saying that Naevia would not hold Nasir for Ashur's actions either. Crixus extends his hand out in good will and as friend, but Nasir does not accept it. His guilt boils over, and he reveals to Crixus that Naevia is alive, but has been sold to the mines.
In response, Crixus attacks Agron and reveals what he learned to Spartacus. Agron explains his lie, saying that Crixus would have all of them perish just so that they could save Naevia. Spartacus sides with Crixus and orders the rebels to prepare for the mines. Agron chooses to part from the group and head for Vesuvius; many of the other slaves follow him, including Nasir. Just as Spartacus and his group head for the mines, however, Nasir chooses to accompany them. Although Agron is surprised and appears concerned, he does not object, and the two part with a smile.
Nasir is the first to spot Naevia in the mines. Once she is recovered, however, Roman soldiers discover them and the rebels are forced to exit quickly and make a break through the forest, heading for Agron's camp at Vesuvius. Spartacus' group suffers heavy casualties throughout, and Nasir is eventually wounded gravely when he risks his life for Mira's. Spartacus and Naevia decide to cauterize it, risking discovery. Despite the pain, Nasir makes no sound and remarks that he has been branded as "a true gladiator would." Spartacus replies that he has "earned his place among the brotherhood."
Eventually, only he, Spartacus, Mira, and Naevia are left when they reach Vesuvius, but they stop when they hear a large number of men approaching from behind them. It turns out that the men are Agron and the other rebels. Agron happily greets Spartacus and then rushes to look at Nasir. Nasir smiles at him weakly and Agron smiles back.
Afterwards, the reunited rebels find salvation in the temple ruins owned by Lucius, who hates his fellow Romans due to the murder of his entire family and seizure of his lands during Sulla's purges. There, Nasir recovers from his injury and is back on his feet. When he hears of the plan to attack the arena, he immediately wants to join Spartacus and the others despite his grave wound. Spartacus says that he should rest longer. Meanwhile, Agron happily goes to him and says that this time, Nasir is to stay and he will go. Agron then kisses Nasir intimately to which he is surprised, but happy. When the rebels then return from the mission, Nasir teases Agron and they share another kiss. Later, Nasir is saddened by the death of his close friend Chadara, who was killed by Mira after she attempted to betray the rebels.
After Agron and Spartacus free the Germanic slaves, Nasir happily greets Agron with a kiss. He is then the first rebel outside of Agron and Donar to interact with the boisterous Germans, embracing them as if they were his own and they him, despite the language barrier. Later on, he mentions to Agron that his people lift spirits. Agron acknowledges this, but sees Crixus' looks of disgust and says not everyone is happy, and the two look back at Crixus and glare for a moment before grinning at each other and turning back to watch the fight. After Sedullus attacks Naevia, Nasir is among the rebels to join in the barbaric fighting between everyone at the feast. He sustains a minor injury to his face, but is otherwise unharmed.
When Gannicus returns harboring Ilithyia, Spartacus refuses to take her life because his wife would not approve of him killing a pregnant woman for the misdeeds of her husband. He recruits Agron and Nasir to keep guard of her, but their passion takes over them. Their kissing heats up and Nasir begins fondling Agron. Before things get too heated, Mira interrupts them just in time and relieves them of their duty, tells them to go to their bed and she will take watch over Ilithyia. As they leave, Agron expresses his gratitude to Mira.
When the Romans attack the temple, Nasir joins in the fight as one of its defenders. When Glaber launches fireballs at the temple to wipe out both the rebels and Varinius's forces, Nasir narrowly escapes injury by leaping up the portico steps with Agron pulling him. Unfortunately, the rebels are forced to flee to the top of the mountains in order to survive the Roman onslaught. Spartacus later comes up with a plan which would have him, Crixus, Agron, and Gannicus climb down the mountain and flank the Romans using vines. Nasir takes part in constructing the ropes and aiding the four climb down, sharing a poignant gaze with Agron before the latter departs. Nasir is the first to alert the rebels when Spartacus, Crixus, Gannicus, and Agron engage the Romans. The remaining rebels, led by Oenomaus, rush down the mountain and proceed to slay the Romans. Nasir takes the lives of many Romans and sees victory against Glaber and his forces.
War of the Damned
Over the last six months following the Rebel victory at Vesuvius, Nasir has become an even greater fighter, wearing make shift armor and choosing to fight with a spear.
He is present on the battlefield when the rebels triumphantly defeat Cossinius's forces. He remains in a great and loving relationship with Agron, and the two both remain in gratitude to Spartacus for freeing them and attribute it to finding each other.
Nasir is present with the rebels as they take over Sinuessa. He aids Crixus and Naevia in the training as usual, but when Crixus pits two Romans to fight to the death for bread, Nasir shows visible disgust towards the act.
While tipsy, Nasir bumps into the Cilician pirate Castus during a celebration in Sinuessa, who tries to seduce him. Nasir is flattered by the pirate's eloquent compliments but repeatedly says he's not interested and tries to leave, but Castus grabs his arm. Agron gets extremely angry when he sees Castus try to hold back a departing Nasir, and gets in a fight with Castus. Spartacus puts an end to the fight and the celebration is over. Nasir scolds Agron for his behavior, but Agron defends his actions and the conversation eventually ends with words of love and an intimate moment between them.
Later, Nasir is ordered to stay on the wall and watch if everything is going well for the rebels going outside the city to meet with the pirates by Spartacus. Nasir and Agron are almost always fighting side-by-side, and Nasir is openly frustrated that he can't go accompany Agron. Agron assures him that he will return soon and they share a kiss. While on the wall, Nasir complains to Naevia that he can't see Spartacus or his men with the pirates because they're too far away and it's too dark.
When the Rebels come back with the pirates after they've been attacked by the Romans, Nasir frantically searches for Agron, even briefly checking the line of dead. When he finds Agron, Nasir hugs him and tells him he thought he would be dead. He wanted to join the battle to aid the rebels, and testily complains to Agron that Nemetes refused to open the gate. When Spartacus defends Nemetes's decision, Nasir appears unconvinced.
The day many rebels decide to kill the Romans they were supposed to let live, Nasir and Castus arrive together to warn Spartacus. Agron is very angry to see them together and openly expresses it. Nasir and Castus seem displeased, Castus appearing sympathetic to Nasir but Nasir appearing frustrated and perhaps hurt. Later, Nasir repeatedly attempts to speak with Agron, but Agron rebuffs him, believing that Nasir has been holding feelings and moments with Castus.
At Spartacus's villa, Nasir tends to the surviving Romans, showing them compassion. When Agron arrives, Nasir attempts to speak with him again, this time resulting in Nasir becoming angered towards Agron's rebuffs. The two argue and Nasir tells Agron he will not let him dictate his friendships. Agron says he finds it hard to believe that, of all the people Nasir ran across in the city, it was Castus. Nasir remarks that, if it had been Agron, he would have believed him no matter what, as he loves him that much. This finally appears to resonate with Agron, who speechless and unable to respond at all.
Following Heracleo's betrayal, Nasir takes up arms and comes to Spartacus' aid at the docks. He slays many Romans and the rebels see victory, but also spot a fleet of Roman ships, warning the rebels of their approach. Eventually, he, along with Lugo, goes into the city to fight more Romans. As he kills a Roman, another attempts to strike him from the back, Castus however saves him by stabbing the soldier in the back with a spear. Agron then appears and attacks Castus, leading to a standoff when Nasir asks why Agron attacked as Castus came to aid. The German accuses Castus of being part of Heracleo's plot, but the pirate says he was not and Nasir defends him. When Lugo says more Romans are approaching, Spartacus leads the rebels escape from city into the mountains. Whilst Nasir and Agron bring Castus, he is noticed by Crixus, who calls him a traitor and attempts to attack him. Nasir says Castus knew nothing of Heracleo's betrayal. Spartacus says there is no time to place accusations and has the pirate's hands tied, to be escorted to the mountains. Agron nods at Nasir in a show of trust and cooperation, who returns the gesture and escorts Castus out of the city.
In the mountain camp, as the rebels prepare for the upcoming storm, Nasir overlooks the sick and wounded. Despite Agron's dislike and distrust of Castus, Agron leaves the bound pirate to remain among those watched over by Nasir. In Agron's absence, Nasir notices Castus being harassed and beaten by a hostile Brictius to whom Nasir confronts the brute rebel for his behaviour. Although Brictius threatens Nasir, the Syrian does not back down and even challenges Brictius to back up his boasts. A bitter and intimidated Brictius leaves, and afterwards Nasir and Castus share a friendly conversation. Castus continues to flirt with Nasir, who finds his attempts amusing and charming but never overtly indicates reciprocated interest. Eventually, Nasir convinces Agron to release Castus from his bindings, and Nasir smiles brightly at a disapproving Agron.
After the storm blows off, Nasir joins the other rebels in leaving the mountains, and takes postion in slaying the Roman scouts advancing on the rebels' rear position. That night he and Agron are setting up their tent when Agron spots Laeta having trouble with hers. Castus shows up with excess firewood and offers to share it with the two. Agron, still spiteful of Castus, accepts before going to aid Laeta. Castus and Nasir then converse, and Castus continues to flirt with Nasir. Nasir snaps at Castus and indicates he no longer finds the pirate's advances amusing and wants them to stop. Castus is certain that Nasir has feelings for him, and says Nasir confirms it by no longer laughing the flirtations off. Nasir considers this but soon disregards it, and the two retire to friendly banter. Watching Nasir be happy and relaxed in a moment removed from war and bloodshed, Agron comes to believe that Nasir should find joy and freedom, even if Agron is not at his side.
When Spartacus and Crixus choose to take Separate Paths, they first take a village for one last night of celebration together. Nasir and Agron converse with Agron remarking that he is going with Crixus into battle and Nasir will join Spartacus. Nasir easily accepts breaking off from Spartacus to stay by Agron's side, but Agron asks that Nasir stay with Spartacus and find a real life for himself far away from war and death. Nasir reluctantly agrees because he respects Agron's wish to live and die in battle, but acknowledges that it would destroy Agron if Nasir died accompanying him. The two then share a kiss and embrace before splitting on different paths the following morning.
When it is discovered that Crixus' forces were defeated by Crassus and his legion, Nasi
r goes to Naevia, who was sent back to the rebels as a taunt, and asks for Agron. She falls to tears, unable to reply and Nasir sorrowfully moves on. In an extended scene, Nasir trains the rebels, now pushing the men and taunting them that their lack of skill would lead to their deaths. Castus appears, saying he feels the same grief because of Agron's "death". As he attempts to comfort him, Nasir takes offense, believing him to make attempt now that Agron is gone, and blames Castus that Agron separated to fight with Crixus.
But when Castus tells him it was Agron's own choice to leave, Nasir reveals that he truly blames himself for Agron's death, believing he would not have left if Nasir had rebuffed Castus's advances.
To honor the fallen, Spartacus has the rebels create a makeshift arena for the rebels to fight Roman prisoners, ad gladium. Nasir is the last to fight before Naevia, possibly as a sign of respect for the supposedly deceased Agron's rank. When he begins his fight, he dedicates the Roman's impending death to Agron, and wishes the soldier was a thousand men, so that his death by Nasir would be a more worthy commemoration. He fights well and beats his opponent angrily before killing him, though he does not seem to have derived closure from the act. Naevia remarks Nasir honored his lover well and Nasir responds that Naevia will honor Crixus next.
Following a deal between Spartacus and Crassus, 500 surviving rebels are returned to the rebels. Nasir, watching in bitterness and despair as other rebels are reunited with their loved ones, says "would that those we held to heart stood among them." Castus then directs Nasir to Spartacus, who is carrying a critically-wounded Agron with him. Nasir rushes to Agron, overjoyed to see his lover alive but devastated by Agron's graphic injuries and seemingly broken spirit. Agron does not appear to even be aware of his surroundings at first, but he manages to open his eyes smile weakly at Nasir, and the two lovers tearfully rejoice in their reunion.
When the time of the final battle with the Romans is near, Spartacus orders Agron to escape
with the other non-combatants. Agron wishes to fight, but when Spartacus gives him a sword, Agron is too injured to grasp it. Nasir later presents to Agron a specially made shield with a sword attached, which can be lashed to Agron's arm. Agron says that despite Spartacus' order, his place is on the battlefield. Nasir agrees that they will fight the Romans together, though his face shows anguish at the prospect. They embrace tightly and Agron kisses Nasir's head. The battle comme
nces and Nasir takes to the front line alongside Agron and Castus. The three fight together and kill many Romans, but Castus is mortally wounded by a Roman horseman. Nasir comforts Castus. Before he dies, Castus says he wishes he could have been Agron for a day. The two warriors then become inflamed by their comrade's demise and proceed to slay more Romans.
Just before Spartacus can deliver the killing blow to Crassus, he is impaled by three Roman spears from behind. This gives Crassus the opportunity to finally kill the rebel leader, but he is stopped when Nasir, Agron, Lydon and another arrive and force Crassus to flee. Nasir personally kills Spartacus' assailants. They take the injured Spartacus to the mountains to escape the lost battle just before Crassus returns with Roman reinforcements.
When Spartacus awakens, he is surrounded by Agron, Nasir, Sibyl and Laeta, accompanied by a few other rebels. After he speaks his final words, he succumbs to his wounds and dies, much to the anguish of the surrounding rebels. Just as this happens, the skies darken and rain falls, reminiscent of the events that occurred during Spartacus' defeat of Theokoles.
The rebels then bury Spartacus under a pile of rocks, topped with the sword-shield Nasir made for Agron. Nasir and Agron walk away into the hills with the other remaining rebels, finally free of the grip of Rome.
List of Appearances
- Pana Hema Taylor, the actor who plays Nasir, is 5'8" (173cm) tall.
- Despite the fact that the show refers to Nasir as "Syrian", historically he would have been Assyrian. However, his Arabic name indicates he is of Arabian ethnicity. He may originate from the ancient borderlands between Syria and Arabia, where cultural and ethnic inter-mixing would be more likely.
- In Vengeance, Nasir, Oenomaus, Ashur and Gannicus were the only characters to wear pants, or braccae.
- Nasir remains one of the only named rebel fighters known to survive the entire series, the others including his lover Agron, Pollux, Timocles, The Veteran, Lysandros, Tyronius, Leviticus, and Lydon. Nasir is the only among them not to be a gladiator or former slave from the House of Batiatus.
- Body slave in Latin is Servus Corporis.
- Another Latin term for a body slave was Amanuensis, meaning "within hand's reach". Nasir was the Amanuensis to a Roman dominus who gave him the name Tiberius.
- In Vengeance, Nasir once told Agron that he was "more Roman than Syrian". This could be either interpreted to mean that the majority of his heritage was Roman, or that after spending his entire life as a slave up to that point, Nasir (then called Tiberius) regarded himself as a Roman.
- While calling himself a Syrian, the name 'Nasir', which means "one who gives victory" is Arabic. A possible explanation is that Nasir's family was ethnically Arabian but dwelled in or near Syria, possibly from along the frankinscence and myrrh trade routes between Assyria and Arabia.
- According to Manu Bennett (Crixus), Nasir wielding a spear pays homage to actor Pana Hema Taylor's Māori heritage, as it is reminiscent of a traditional Māori weapon called a taiaha.
- On Twitter, Pana Hema Taylor posted that it was his idea for Nasir to wear certain items of Agron's clothing, such as the long vest-coat. He also said he had to stand on a box to film certain scenes with Dan Feuerriegel (Agron) due to the way their natural height difference looked on camera.
- Taylor has repeatedly voiced support for LGBT people, particularly LGBT fans' affection for the romance between Nasir and Agron.
"I accompanied my dominus to the mines once, I may be of some aid."
Nasir to Crixus and Spartacus
"Give me a sword. I would join you."
Nasir to Spartacus and the arena attack team
"Do I pay coin to sit upon ass?! See them from the fucking wagon!"
Nasir to Rhaskos, impersonating a slaver
"Spartacus tells that sword becomes lighter in time..."
Nasir to Agron
"I thought you gone from this world! ... I attempted to come to your aid; Nemetes and his shits would not open gate."
Nasir to Agron
"You've done the impossible!"
Nasir to Agron
"Would that you stood a thousand men; your deaths by my hand worthy of Agron's memory!"
Nasir to the captured Roman soldier he is about to execute
"My place is forever with you... ... Do not ask me to turn from you..."
Nasir to Agron
"The gods return you to my arms."
Nasir to Agron
"Place Agron from thought...if you believe your cock of a size."
Nasir to Brictius
"(Crixus) is never from (Naevia's) side. Spartacus wanted him towards Neapolis, but he would not leave her. Though perhaps it is best to keep him and Agron parted."
Nasir to Mira
"And when (sword) becomes as a feather? What purpose do you think it shall fly to?"
Nasir to Spartacus
Nasir: "You suffer no wound?"
Agron: "The gods favor me, little man."
Nasir: "Call me that again and they shall turn from you."
Nasir: "Agron would have us well supplied."
Chadara: "Agron, yes. He is of a form, is he not?"
Nasir: "I suppose."
Chadara: "Oh, you suppose?... Do not think I have not noticed your eyes upon him. Nor the way of late you have been huddled together in intimate conversation."
Nasir: "You mistake subject of discussion."
Chadara: "Yet not the blush upon your cheek when he is near... You would do yourself well to pursue desire. I would myself if I believed he favored me."
Nasir: "I thought you were taken with Rhaskos."
Chadara: "Rhaskos is a base animal. Yet one with sharp claws, offering protection and position... Spartacus holds Agron in much high esteem. I envy you his attentions."
Crixus: "I was not in favor of your training... Do you know the reason?"
Nasir: "Because I made attempt on Spartacus?"
Crixus: "As have I on more than one occasion. I did not trust you because you were Syrian. I have had unfortunate acquaintance with one of your people... as did my woman."
Crixus: "He caused her much pain. Yet despite this, she would not have held you responsible for his actions; such was her heart. One that I shall honor in thought and deed."
Nasir: "...There is something I must tell you."
Nasir: "The Cilician over-stepped. Yet, your response was-"
Agron: "Was as it fucking should be! Jupiter himself would find cause to tremble if he laid hand upon you."
Nasir: (laughs) "You would battle a god for me?"
Agron: "I would slay all who would lay attempt to wrest you from my arms."
Nasir: "Strike Jupiter and the Cilician from mind. I would have them of no concern to the one that holds my heart."
"Oh ho! You believe you fuck as a god now? ... Couple proud words with wine and see them better received."