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First appearance S2E01: Fugitivus
Last appearance S2E04: Empty Hands
Profession Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Escaped Slave
Race Numidian
Relationships None
Status Deceased (Killed by Roman Soldiers)
Actor/Actress Trevor Jones
Sophus was a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus' and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.

Character OutlineEdit

Sophus is one of the gladiators who escaped Batiatus' ludus with Spartacus. He has a small build with dark colored skin and sports a black beard.


Sophus, alongside many other gladiators, would escape with Spartacus following his revolt.

Sophus is present, alongside Spartacus, Agron, Tychos, Donar and Unknown Gladiator in fighting off many of the Roman mercenaries sent by Seppius to capture them.

The group later takes a villa, south of Capua and use it as a small base of operations. Following the liberation of the slaves, Sophus along with Tychos aid Spartacus in preparing the slaves for becoming part of their band. After Nasir, one of the house slaves who attempted to kill Spartacus, Sophus and Tychos hold him back while the Rebel leaders decide what should be done with him.

Sophus accompanied Spartacus and Crixus to the mines to rescue Naevia. He survives the mines and joins Spartacus and the others in the forest. He fights bravely and he kills many romans, but, unfortunately, is killed by the second wave of Roman soldiers.

War of the DamnedEdit

When the rebels hold a pyre to honor Crixus, the rebels begin to chant the names of the others who fell. Sophus' name is called out by a rebel to honor his memory.


  • Sophus is played by stuntman Trevor Jones. 
  • Sophus is one of many gladiators presented in Vengeance that did not appear in Blood and Sand.
  • Sophus may have his origins among the Tuareg (Saharan nomads) or the Haratin (oasis-dwelling agriculturalists) elements among the Numidian tribal confederacy in North Africa.
  • The word "Aethiopian" was used by Greeks and Romans as the catch-all term for black Africans, as opposed to "Libyans" which described lighter-complexioned Berber or Amazigh populations in North Africa.
  • The name Sophus is Greek, meaning 'wisdom'.


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Sophus standing next to Nasir in the woods

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Sophus standing next to Spartacus outside the mines

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