Thracian Elder
First appearance S1E01: The Red Serpent
Last appearance S1E01: The Red Serpent
Profession Tribal Elder (Komarch)
Race Thracian
Relationships Spartacus (Comrade, deceased)
Byzo (Comrade, deceased)
Drenis (Comrade, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by the Getae)
Actor/Actress Uncredited

The Thracian Elder (real name unknown) was the leader of Spartacus and Sura's village.



The Thracian Elder is an old individual who is both wise and holds prominence amongst the others in his village, given his status as their leader.

Combat ProwessEdit

He had skills in fighting and appeared to be a veteran soldier, yet still willing to fight for his people and held great hatred for the Getae.

Blood and SandEdit


Thracian Elder killed by one of the Getae.

The Thracian Elder tries to negotiate an alliance with the Roman, Legatus Gaius Claudius Glaber along with the other men of his village. While most disagree to join in battle with the Romans, one of the Thracians stands up and ignites an agreement to march to war alongside the Romans if the Thracian's enemies, the Getae, were destroyed.

The Elder joined his people in the auxiliary in fighting against the Getae. He was killed in a skirmish with the Getae, before Glaber's legions could arrive. Despite his age, he fought well and killed several Getae during the battle.


  • As the leader of Spartacus' home village, the Elder may have held the title of Komarch, a title of Greek origin which refers to the headman of a village. The Maedi tribe were technically part of the Odrysian Kingdom in Thrace, which had absorbed much of Greek culture over the centuries, as it bordered with Macedonia in the west, and the Greek city-state of Byzantion lay within Odrysian lands along the Hellespont.
  • The Thracian Elder is the first character to die in the entire series.


"You push your way into our lands and now you stand asking for our help, your hand extended?"
Thracian Elder to Glaber

"Show these c***s no mercy!!"
Thracian Elder to the Thracian soldiers

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