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Caecilia
Caecilia
First appearance S1E08: Mark of the Brotherhood
Last appearance S1E13: Kill Them All
Profession None
Race Roman
Relationships Licinia (Friend, deceased)
Lucretia (Friend, deceased)
Aemilia (Friend, deceased)
Ilithyia (Friend, deceased)
Status Unknown
Actor/Actress Tania Nolan
Caecilia is one of Ilithyia's rich Roman friends.

AppearanceEdit

Caecilia is a woman abiding in the wealthy Roman class that is easily noticeable through her appearance, Caecillia has red hair and has a taste for emeralds.

PersonalityEdit

Caecillia is a Roman woman who loves throwing hidden insults and gossiping with her girlfriends. She lives a fabulous life of luxury and looks down upon Lucretia for not being as wealthy as she is. She also has an enjoyment of gladiators, believing them to blessed by the Gods.

Blood and SandEdit

Caecilia is an upper-class Roman woman who is friends with Ilithyia, Aemilia, and Licinia . She is invited to a lavish party hosted by Lucretia at the ludus. She is very much interested in the latest gossip and is certainly not afraid to snip backhanded compliments to the hostess Lucretia, who handles Ilithyia's friends quite well. Not to be outdone, however, Caecillia makes a comment about being so far away from the actual city, in rather bleak and dismal surroundings, to which Lucretia replies that it's rather nice having all of Capua at her feet.

Despite being so-called friends with Ilithyia, to whom she owes thanks for being invited to the ludus to view the scantily clad gladiators, she is not above insulting her as well - they've all heard the rumors about Glabers questionable decisions and conduct at war, after all.[1] Ilithyia is shocked into silence as the other girls giggle.

Caecilia.

Caecilia, Aemilia, & Ilithyia talking about Licinia.

She is seen later chatting with Ilithyia and Aemilia, and the subject turns to Licinia, who has gone missing (and who was in fact brutally murdered by Ilithyia). Lucretia comes to her aid, wondering aloud what how a high-bred Roman woman could possibly sneak out into the night without slaves or her husband to accompany her. Caecillia and Aemilia turn to each other and predictably scandalize about all the juicy possibilities.

She wasn't shown at the Massacre at the House of Batiatus, so it is unknown if she was one of many Romans locked in the ludus by Ilithyia during the rebellion.

TriviaEdit

  • Caecilia is credited in Kill Them All, however she is not directly seen in the episode nor is it shown whether or not she was killed. This results in her current status being unknown, however as she is credited it is likely she is deceased.
  • Possibly due to her name, Caecilia may belong to the Gens Caecilia, a prominent Plebeian tribe who claimed descent from Caeculus, a son of the God Vulcan and the founder of the Latin city of Praeneste. One of the most distinguished lines of the Caecilii were the Metelli (Senator Metellus).
  • Her name possibly comes from the Latin 'caecus', meaning 'blind'.

ReferencesEdit

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

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