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First appearance S2E01: Fugitivus
Last appearance S2E03: The Greater Good
Profession Slave
Escaped Slave
Race Greek
Relationships Spartacus (Leader, deceased)
Peirastes (Instructor, deceased)
Lysandros (Friend)
Pyrrhus (Friend)
Status Deceased (Killed by Marcus)
Actor/Actress Francis Mossman

Vitus is a former slave from The House of Batiatus.

Character Outline[]

Vitus is a young man with a toned-muscular build and short black hair. Initially lacking combat experience, he receives training from Peirastes and gains a great level of skill. His willingness to go on dangerous missions is evidence that he possesses a large amount of courage for such a novice warrior.


Vitus is one of three who have done well in their combat training under Pierastes. He is grante

Vitus informs Spartacus that he will "kill many Romans".

d a sword following the success of his training and as a result becomes one of the rebel's fighters.

When it is found out the Gaius Claudius Glaber, a Praetor of the Republic, has been dispatched from Rome to put down the rebel group, One of the slaves is visibly frightened speaks up his concern, angering Agron, but later calmed down by Spartacus. He then expresses to Spartacus that he will kill many Romans.

Vitus joins in with the other rebels as they take a Roman villa. He appears to

Vitus is killed by Marcus in the Mines.

take part in the administrative details as Mira asks Chadara to find Vitus in order to see what supplies are available to be taken from the taken villa.

Vitus takes part in the mission to rescue Naevia from the mines. As he informs Spartacus that someone is approaching, he is stabbed through the back and killed by Marcus.


"I will kill many Romans."
Vitus to Spartacus

"Spartacus! Someone comes!"

Vitus to Spartacus; his last words

Peirastes: "Vitus! Pyrrhus! Lysandros! Divide these among you according to skill."

Mira (to Chadara): "I need an accounting of food and supplies. Find Vitus and see it done."


  • Vitus is greek, but his name from the Latin word ''vita" means life. Some consider Vitus as a romanization of the Germanic name Wido, which traditionally is attributed to the old high German widu (wood).
  • Vitus' name was shouted during Crixus' Funeral by one of the rebels in order to honour him.
  • As a normal house-slave, Vitus may have been Baiulus,  or porter.