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First appearance S1E08: Mark of the Brotherhood
Last appearance S1E08: Mark of the Brotherhood
Profession Trainee Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Race Gaul Canthaki Tribe ( heute Kennt)
Relationships Agron (Rival)
Duro (Rival, deceased)
Crixus (Enemy, deceased)
Ilithyia (Domina, deceased)
Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (Former Dominus, deceased)
Lucretia (Former Domina, deceased)
Oenomaus (Former Doctore, deceased)
Status Deceased (Crucified by fellow gladiators, on Batiatus' orders)
Actor/Actress Mike Edward

Segovax is a Gaul slave bought by Batiatus in the markets to train in Batiatus' Ludus.


Segovax has long, dark dreadlocks that fall below his shoulders. He is taller than average, tan, and very muscular. He has been compared to the other recruits as having a larger than average penis, and it is for this reason that Ilithyia chooses him as her gladiator.


He idolizes Spartacus and seeks to follow him by gaining glory in the arena and eventually buying his freedom. He respects Spartacus as he is seen asking for advice for his training, but he does not show any loyalty to him. His attempt to kill Spartacus on Ilithyia's orders shows that he values his freedom from slavery above all else and will do anything to gain it.

Blood and Sand[]

Ilithyia talking to Segovax.

Segovax was a slave to be sold at market and was purchased by Batiatus, along with Duro and Agron and three others, for 100 denarii. In the line-up in the ludus, he stands silently as he and the other recruits are lectured by Batiatus and Doctore, and he remains silent as he is commanded to remove his subligaria for Ilithyia. As he and the recruits lie in their cell, Segovax tells the others of gaining freedom through glory in the arena and his desire to do so. He kills another recruit during training and moves to spar with Spartacus to prove his worth, but must relinquish his sword to Crixus. Later, a nude Segovax approaches Spartacus in the baths and asks for advice to train and gain his freedom, but is told to forget about freedom and life outside the ludus.

He is summoned by Ilithyia and she tells him that she is his Domina, and pleasing her will have his desires granted, even his freedom. Hearing this, his interest is peaked and Ilithyia tells him that she also has a desire to be fulfilled and he will get his desire.

Shortly after, Segovax is seen attacking Spartacus from behind as he relaxes in the baths. He nearly succeeds in forcefully strangling Spartacus but is stopped by Crixus. When interrogated by Batiatus and Lucretia why he attacked Spartacus, he does not reveal any reason proving his loyalty to Ilithyia, even after having his penis removed as punishment. He is crucified in the ludus by his fellow gladiators, left for dead by a disapointed and enraged Ilithyia.


  • Michael Edward, the actor who played Segovax is 186cm tall.
  • Segovax had a small tattoo on his right shoulder, making him one of a small few people to be seen with them, others being GannicusTheokoles and Unnamed Murmillo. He is the only one of the four that isn't a gladiator.
  • Segovax is the first character in the series to be crucified and the only one to be emasculated. In addition, he is the only character in the series to be crucified by his fellow gladiators.
  • Segovax was a name recorded in Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War as one of the kings of the Cantiaci tribe in southern Britain. Much of southern Britain in the First Century BCE was dominated by Belgae Celts, a hybrid Germanic-Gaulish population from the Belgium-Netherland region. Segovax may have originated from the Belgae.
  • Spartacus never learns that Illythia ordered Segovax to make an attempt on his life but heavily suspicious it. However, it is implied that Batiatus and Lucretia were aware of her involvement, or at least heavily suspicious too.
    • They later confirmed their knowledge in Whore.
  • When he is first introduced in the ludas with the other gladiators, and they are forced to strip nude to appeal the eye of Ilithyia and the other men, immediate attention is drawn to his penis, which is much larger in size. One can see that he has has pubic hair. Later, when Segovax approaches Spartacus in the baths while nude, his pubic hair is gone. It was most likely shaven off by the guards as body hair is forbidden among the gladiators.


"Spartacus is a man to be held as an example. The slave ignites the arena. One day the flames shall set him free."[1]
Segovax to Duro and Agron

"Gratitude...For your aid in my training."
Segovax to Spartacus

"Forgive me...champion."
Segovax to Spartacus


  1. Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 8