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First appearance S2E01: Fugitivus
Last appearance S2E01: Fugitivus
Profession Slave
Escaped Slave
Race Greek
Relationships Peirastes (Instructor, deceased)
Vitus (Friend, deceased)
Lysandros (Friend)
Status Deceased (presumably)
Actor/Actress Matthew Arbuckle

Pyrrhus is a former slave from The House of Batiatus.

Character Outline[]

Pyrrhus, along with Vitus and Lysandros, travelled with Spartacus' rebels after the massacre at Batiatus' ludus. He was a house slave until the massacre, after which he trained under Peirastes, who was put in charge of training the house slaves.


Pyrrhus is one of three who have done well in their combat training under Peirastes. He is granted a sword following the success of his training and as a result becomes one of the Rebels fighters. As he does not appear again he is presumed to be with Peirastes and killed offscreen by Glaber's men.


  • Pyrrhus' name is Greek and was the name of the king of Epirus who ruled between 306-272 BCE, and once invaded Italy in opposition to the Romans in 280 BCE. He may also have been named after the mythological Pyrrhus, son of the greatest Greek warrior of the Trojan War, Achilles.