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First appearance S3E01: Enemies of Rome
Last appearance S3E02: Wolves at the Gate
Profession Roman Noble
Race Roman
Relationships Marcus Licinius Crassus (Husband)
Tiberius (Son, deceased)
Publius (Son)
Licinia (Cousin-in-Law, deceased)
Kore (Slave, deceased)
Ilithyia (Friend, deceased)
Status Active
Actor/Actress Katherine Kennard

Tertulla is a wealthy Roman woman, the wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus. She is also the mother of Tiberius and Publius.


Tertulla has long, wavy blonde hair and brown eyes. She wears the attire of an elite Roman citizen and utilizes much jewlery in her appearance.


Tertulla is an extravagant woman abiding in the elite Roman class. While having the typical Roman arrogance, she loves her family deeply and is often distraught by her husband's constant attention towards work as oppossed to attention to her.

She also appears to hold contempt, even jealously towards Kore, the attractive female body slave of her husband, due to how high he holds her.

War of the DamnedEdit

When Crassus raises his army, Tertulla tries to persuade him to give their son Tiberius the position of Tribune. Crassus rejects her offer, saying that Tiberius is not ready to hold title of command and that he must earn it by proving himself as a soldier on the field. It is evident that Crassus prefers the company of his body slave, Kore, to his wife, and although she may be jealous, Tertulla is too proud to do anything.

Tertulla talking to Tiberius.


Tertulla rather boldy packing.

She later speaks with her son, Tiberius and tells him to not show any doubt in the upcoming campaign and prove himself worthy of a command as she believes him to be. He reassures her that he will prove himself.

As preparations are finalized, Tertulla rather boldy begins packing - she has numerous, large wooden cases filled with her possesions so she will be well taken care, as she believes she will be joining her husband. Unfortunately, Crassus does not agree - he later asks Kore to join him instead.

Historical Context Edit

Little is known as Tertulla, other than her being the only known child of Marcus Terentius Varro Lucullus, who like Crassus, was a supporter of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. She had two sons with Crassus, Marcus and Publius.


  • Tertulla means "the third daughter.
  • Tertulla may have been born into the Patrician Gens Atillia.
  • The Latin word for wife is Uxor. 'Spouse' would be Coniunx.
  • The Latin word for mother is Mater (her relationship with Tiberius and Publius Crassus).
  • Tertulia is the only historical figure woman shown in the show; Cornelia, the wife of Caesar, is mentioned in Blood and Sand.

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