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Sinuessa Guard
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First appearance S3E03: Men of Honor
Last appearance S3E03: Men of Honor
Profession City Guard
Race Roman
Relationships Ennius (Employer, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Caesar)
Actor/Actress Sam Bunkall

The Sinuessa Guard is a Roman employed by Ennius to guard the city of Sinuessa.

Character Outline[]

The Sinuessa Guard was a man with short black hair and youthful appearance. He is adorned in the armor suited for a guardsman and wielded a mace. Despite his appearance, he admits that he is no soldier, only a simple watchman charged with keeping order in the streets.

War of the Damned[]

The unnamed guardsman was once employed by the Sinuessa's aedile, Ennius, to enforce curfew and other laws. However, he and his fellow militiamen were nowhere near prepared for a fullscale assault by Spartacus and his rebels. The city's watchmen were killed, captured or, as in this man's case, routed, when the rebels stormed the city.

After narrowly managing to escape the onslaught, the guardsman makes his way towards Tiberius' camp. He was relieved to find important men in order to inform him of what has happened. Tiberius shows sympathy to the man by offering him wine in exchange for information.

The guard killed by Caesar.

The Sinuessa Guard recounted seeing Spartacus, calling him the "Bringer of Death", and making no attempt to hide the awe and terror in his voice. Julius Caesar overhears this statement and remarks that he must be just as skilled as Spartacus himself to have managed to get away.

The Sinuessa Guard explained that he is no soldier and only managed to escape by running to the docks. Caesar then smirks, stating that the Sinuessa Guard was nothing more than a coward and the draws his sword and slashes it into the Sinuessa Guard's head, killing him and splattering his blood on Tiberius.

Tiberius rebukes Caesar for his rash actions and insubordination.

Trivia[]

  • There was no single organization for civil law enforcement in the Late Republican Era of Roman history. Prior to the formation of the Praetorian Guard and the Urban Cohorts during the administration of Augustus Caesar, the authorities in Rome and other major Italian cities had in fact expressly forbade the presence of a large military force within their city's limits. Though other cities across the lands of the Republic in Italy seemed to have allowed for the permanence of a civil guard, as many of these cities were founded in past generations as military-settler colonies. Sinuessa was founded as such a Roman colony in the region of Campania during the Samnite Wars.
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