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Licinia
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First appearance S1E08: Mark of the Brotherhood
Last appearance S1E09: Whore
S2E01: Fugitivus (Flashback)
Profession Roman Noble
Race Roman
Relationships Marcus Licinius Crassus (Cousin)
Tertulla (Cousin-In-Law)
Tiberius (Cousin, deceased)
Publius (Cousin)
Ilithyia (Friend, deceased)
Aemilia (Friend, deceased)
Caecilia (Friend, unknown)
Lucretia (Friend, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Ilithyia)
Actor/Actress Brooke Harman
Licinia is an upper-class Roman, married without kids, cousin to the wealthy Marcus Crassus, and a close friend of Ilithyia.


AppearanceEdit

She has long, wavy blonde hair, is of average height and a petite physique. Wearing clothing and her hair in a manner of status, she uses her riches and status to procure only the finest of comforts and delicacies.

PersonalityEdit

She tends to speak without regard to the feelings of others, constantly referring to the ludus as an "awful place" and reminding Lucretia and Ilithyia of their lower status, though she begans to warm up to Lucretia. She seeks the pleasure of another man's touch, but fears the repercussions of having it.

Blood and SandEdit

Licina

Licinia with the mask of Diana Goddess of the Moon.

Licinia visits Batiatus' Ludus, along with Ilithyia, Aemilia, and Caecilia, at the request of Lucretia. She views Spartacus and, awed by his physique, later decides she wants to lay with him. She chooses a mask of Diana, the Goddess of the Moon, to wear during the visit and is making the obscure arrangements with Lucretia when Ilithyia makes a surprise visit, the latter of which suspects Licinia's purpose for being there.

When the time of the intimate visit with Spartacus arrives, Lucretia purposely switches Crixus (who was supposed to lay with Ilithyia) with Spartacus, leaving Ilithyia to bed Spartacus. Licinia arrives with Lucretia and discovers the two, remarking what juicy gossip the scandal would be, and begins laughing hysterically.

Liciniadeath

Ilithyia killing Licinia.

Enraged at Licinia's laughter, Ilithyia leaps from the bed and grabs Licinia by the throat and throws her to the ground, blood spewing from her head. Ilithyia bashes Licinia's head numerous times before stepping back, leaving Licinia on the floor of the villa, dead and disfigured beyond recognition. Her body is disposed of to hide Ilithyia's crime and her disappearance left to speculation and gossip.
Glaber & Ilithyia seeing Licinia's hand.

Glaber & Ilithyia seeing Licinia's hand.

At Numerius' birthday celebration, held not long after the murder occurred, Ilithyia hallucinates, seeing Licinia's corpse lying in the pool of blood. She becomes visually distraught but nobody notices.

Licinia's severed hand is seen later in the series. Batiatus procures it in a box as a "gift" to Claudius Glaber. It is meant as a threat towards Glaber and Ilithyia so that Batiatus can gain a position in politics.



TriviaEdit

  • Licinia is the first close friend of Ilithyia whom the latter caused the death of, the others being Aemilia and possibly Caecilia. She also intended to do the same to Lucretia, but Lucretia was only wounded, albeit seriously.
  • Licinia is probably named after Licinia in Plutarch's Life of Crassus, whom he had "criminal intercourse" with.
  • Ilithyia bashes Licinia's head on the floor a total of nine times before stepping back.
  • Licinia's cousin Marcus Licinius Crassus plays a major role in the final season.
  • Unlike most Romans, Licinia appeared to see certain slaves (i.e. Spartacus) as being above common men.
  • Despite Licinia's family playing a main role in War of the Damned, she is never mentioned.
  • Licinia would more realistically be the name of her clan, the Gens Licinia, as she is a confirmed cousin of Marcus Crassus.
  • The Gens Licinia, who were of Etruscan origins, rose into the Senatorial order of Roman society as Tribunes of the Plebs during the 400's BCE.

QuotesEdit

"She is quite the bitch, if you have not noticed."[1]

"I would lay eyes upon a real gladiator. Bring Spartacus up"

"For what? We've all heard the rumours about you husband"

"Oh, would this not set every tongue in Rome wagging. The wife of Legatus Claudius Glaber, fucking Spartacus--the man that nearly ruined him!" 

ReferencesEdit

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


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