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Who is Crixus?

Crixus was a Gallic gladiator and military leader in the Third Servile War. Born in Gaul - his name means "one with curly hair" in Gaulish. He was enslaved by the Romans under unknown circumstances and trained as a gladiator in Capua.

  • born in Gaul
  • died in 0071 B.C. (2086 years ago) in Apulia


Crixus is a fictional character from the TV program Spartacus.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion (2007)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Williams Crixus (d. 72 B.c.e.) Crixus was one of the three leaders of the Spartacus Rebellion (73-71 B.c.e.), along with Spartacus and Oenomaus, who was killed in an early engagement. The Spartacus Rebellion, known also as the Third Servile War, was a major military challenge to Roman authority toward the ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

Crixus and several others, however, pointed out the financial advantages of plundering the estates of southern Italy, and the majority of the rebels agreed with this second option. During the winter of 73–72, therefore, there was widespread devastation throughout the south. The Roman Senate, faced with insurgents in Itruria and Spain, was slow to realize the seriousness of the slave rebellion, but it finally commissioned the two Roman consuls of that year, Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Crixus: John Ireland. Tigranes Levantus: Herbert Lom. Marcus Publius Glabrus: John Dall. Marcellus: Charles McGraw. Claudia Marius: Joanna Barnes. David: Harold J. Stone. Draba: Woody Strode. Ramon: Peter Brocco. Gannicus: Paul Lambert. Guard Captain: Robert J. Wilke. Dionysius: Nicholas Dennis. Caius: John Hoyt. Laelius: Frederic Worlock. Antoninus: Tony Curtis AA: Best Supporting ...

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Scrabble value of C3R1I1X8U1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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