In the baths, Lucretia comforts Ilithyia, who is sad not only about her circumstances with Glaber but also the death of her dad. Ilithyia is a major character in the Spartacus series. Ilithyia and Lucretia ride towards Glaber, with Ilithyia intending to sway her husband to return to Rome so she can have her child there. Her joy is brief, however, as Spartacus brings down the arena in flames in an attempt to rescue his captured comrades. The three are unimpressed by Segovax but fascinated by Spartacus, to Ilithyia's disgust. The Rebel Army cheer on Spartacus after their victory. Batiatus purchases a new group of gladiators, amongst them Segovax, Duro and Agron. Numerius does as she asks, and the effect is as intended; Spartacus' spirit is. Glaber is infuriated, and sends him on a mission to meet Spartacus at the top of Mt. She is a wealthy Roman woman, the daughter of Senator Albinius, and the wife of Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber. Rome dispatched militia under the command of praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber, who besieged Spartacus and his camp on Mount Vesuvius, hoping that starvation would force Spartacus to surrender. Spartacus telling them: "Let Rome send their legions, we will face them and see all follow Glaber in death." Spartacus soon notices Glaber and begins to move in on him killing any roman or mercenary standing in his way as he does so Salvius tries to stand in his way but he is killed when Spartacus stabs him and bashes head in revenge for killing Mira. Ilithyia was the twelfth main character to be killed. After a protracted duel, in which Ashur initially holds the upper hand, Naevia wounds him and decapitates Ashur. When Glaber has a meeting with Seppius, asking to join their forces to take on Spartacus' men, Seppius is noncommital and says he'll give his answer tomorrow. Ilithyia with Lucretia seeing the Gladiators for the first time. A petty and cowardly woman, Ilithyia escapes during the revolt but unregretfully causes the death of many friends by ordering the doors lockeds to prevent anyone escaping as the rebels go on a murderous rampage through the ludus . He leaves her in the care of Lucretia, knowing he is condemning her to servitude, until he can return to grudgingly confirm the patronage. She has long, wavy blonde hair, is of average height and a petite physique. Despite the fact that she strongly dislikes Spartacus, She seems to grow an attraction based on lust towards him, as seen from when she begins to pleasure herself to the memory of the night she and Spartacus have sexual intercourse. Ilithyia is spoiled, vain, and cruel. Lucretia says that she and Batiatus finally have an heir and gazes lovingly at Ilithyia's child in her arms. 9. Defeated by his archenemy, an angered Glaber says the Rebels have won nothing, boasting that Rome would send legions after them, and that one day soon, the rebels would fall to deserved end. Ilithyia, upset, listening to her late father's will. On the way, Ilithyia's carriage is attacked by Gannicus and her small group of guards are slaughtered. At the bottom of their descent, they kill the surrounding soldiers and take control of the siege weapons to set fire to the camp and leave the roman legion in disarray. Although her father never cared for Glaber in the first place, he refuses to dissolve her marriage. Batiatus tells her that they must endure Ilithyia's bad manners and give Ilithyia what she wants to secure Glaber's patronage. Ilithyia is still in the ludus when Batiatus organize's a party to celebrate Glaber as a patron amongst the socialites of Rome and Capua. ... Ilithyia coaxes a new recruit to try to kill Spartacus. Ilithyia gets angry when Licinia compliments Spartaucs by calling him a god she shouts "He is nothing more than a Thracian dog! Segovax does not reveal it was Ilithyia to Batiatus, who is then emasculated and crucified. When Ilithyia has calmed down, is shaken by the ordeal and terrified of going back in public, fearing somebody will see her and know what she did. Ilithyia, talking Segovax into killing Spartacus. Spartacus must restore hope to his people, as they careen towards their final confrontation with Glaber's army. She wishes to please her husband and promises that if he does well she can put good words in with her father to promote him. The rebels briefly consider Ashur's offer but it is declined when Nemetes speaks up and states if he is to die he will do it as a free man as the rebels cheer in agreement. The house is left empty, save for Ilithyia, her two slaves, and Lucretia, who takes it upon hers. Spartacus looks upon his fallen enemy's corpse, satisfied at obtaining his long awaited vengeance. Glaber soon confronts Ashur about his supposed treachery and bribes Ashur's soldiers to betray the troublesome Ashur and then forces him to go on a suicide mission to prove himself, confronting Spartacus and his followers alone and bargaining for their surrender. Pleased with this discovery, Ilithyia happily glides through the villa looking for her father, whom she finds in bed with Lucretia. Ilithyia is intrigued to see what use Lucretia may yet bring her, and is fascinated by the gladiators practicing in the training area below. Clutching the baby, she falls backwards off the side of the cliff with a smile on her face. 3. Glaber visits Batiatus' Ludus to humiliate Spartacus by informing him of his wife, Sura's enslavement. She has a talent in deceiving others. 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. We will face them, and see all follow Glaber in death. Ilithyia surprises Glaber by arriving at the camp unannounced, claiming she brings him a "gift" - herself, completely. His treachery dishonored Rome" Spartacus rebukes this by saying" It is your husband that bears the dishonor he abandoned defenseless women and children left them to be raped and murdered" She gets angry saying she would have him crucified if he were her slave but her three friends laugh at her for overreacting saying they all heard the rumors about glaber's dealing in Thrace they depart, leaving her alone with Lucretia. Unfortunately for Ilithyia, the potion is discovered by Glaber, who was informed of its existence by Ashur. Unfortunately for Spartacus, Glaber reveals he wants nothing to do with his wife, and he is welcome to get rid of her. Spartacus seems unable to kill her, even if she is lying, but Mira is more than willing, although she is stopped by Spartacus. Lucretia telling Ilithyia about Seppius' death. In Capua, Ilithyia entreats her father, Senator Albinius, to give her husband a chance at redemption for his disgrace with the Thracians, to which he grudgingly agrees. She hopes to make some of her friends in high Roman circles jealous of this purchase, but is seen to still be the one trying to amuse them and gain their approval. The surviving rebels who have finished killing the remaining Roman soldiers pay witness as Spartacus forces Glaber to his knees and states "The Roman finally learns his place before us..on his knees." Ilithyia smiles, saying she will do so, but instead leaves the ludus with her guards and slaves. However, the writers changed their mind and extended their story to one more season. Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. As Glaber takes to his bath, Seppia arrives and soon smashes his head with a jar. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Ultimately, they end up in a struggle, with both holding each other's sword hand with their other. broken by the death of his closest friend. He is often seen wearing armor that is in the same style as that of his legionaries, though he has also been seen wearing robes that befit a man of high stature and position amongst the noble hierarchy. They weave rappelling vines and Spartacus, Agron, Crixus, and Gannicus descend down the mountain behind the Roman guards. As a daughter of Albinius, her full name would be Albinia Ilithyia. As Lucretia and Ashur talk, she notices Ilithyia and understands her look before smiling as states she looks forward to their marriage and kisses the surprised Ashur before she leaves with Ilithyia. 7. Glaber is a man of average height with short black hair and blue eyes. He warns Ilithyia, however, that he will not listen to further persuasions. Despite the dearth of information about her personal life, Viva is actually a … "Wrath of the Gods" is the tenth and final episode of Spartacus: Vengeance. Ilithyia, unable to decide, ends up choosing Segovax for his impressive physical attributes (meaning his larger than average penis, which she compares to th. (Ashur acted under the advice of Lucretia - although not specifically what Lucretia asked of him.) At the end of Spartacus season 1, Lucy Lawless gave an amazing turn as a pregnant Lucretia was stabbed by Crucix – killing the baby he fathered she was going to pass off as Batiatus’ heir – and again when she watched her husband die by Spartacus’ hand. Afterwards, Gannicus runs to the dying Oenomaus who says that he goes to his wife's arms and they will embrace him in the afterlife as a brother, he takes his last breath and dies in Gannicus' arms. She reads a letter, which - although written by Batiatus - claims that Glaber has become a patron of the ludus. ", Glaber:'" You have won nothing. Spartacus realizes that Ilithyia is of no use to him, and she is released into the woods - not before telling her that Glaber had no plan in saving her, then kneels down saying 'He does not love you, as I love my wife'. Ilithyia manages to walk back to the ludus, but tumbles and falls of exhaustion after throwing the gates open. When the Thracian later known as Spartacus and his colleague report movement among the Getae armies, Ilithyia spurs her husband to abandon his post and his word, unknowingly inciting the Thracians into mutiny and desertion. Ilithyia, who has hated Spartacus since he embarrassed her husband Glaber by his mutiny, seduces the young man and convinces him to demand death for the loser of the match. PREVIOUSLY ON SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE! As preparations begin to dissolve Ilithyia's marriage to Glaber, she decides she needs to get rid of Glaber's child as well, but she hesitates when the potion that will kill the child is in her hand. Spartacus' remarks about Glaber's defeat, mirrors the same speech Glaber retorted to him in The Red Serpent, only this time it is reversed in a show of irony. The dying Glaber falls to the ground and drowns in his own blood as he finally dies. She confesses to having had similar desires herself, and Lucretia encourages her to the decision of fulfilling them. —Ilithyia to Lucretia, [The gladiators are] like something out of a fever dream. "ARHH," Spartacus roars from the unexpected pain. In the ensuing days, Ilithyia is disheveled (it was customary for those in mourning to remain unbathed until the mourning period was over) and upset, listening to her late father's will being read out while Glaber stands uninterested, scheming. Oenomaus: "A man is never too weak, or too wounded, to fight... if the cause is greater than his own life. However, she does not hold back from slighting Lucretia, by mentioning a piece of jewelry is out of fashion or her house is not acceptable to the upper class Roman standards. "Mask!" One morning soon after, Ilithyia walks in on Licinia meeting with Lucretia, and figures out the meaning of the meeting; Licinia is arranging an intimate meeting with a gladiator, namely Spartacus. The name Ilithyia is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of childbirth. They were surprised when Spartacus, who had made ropes from vines, climbed down the cliff side of the volcano with his men and attacked the unfortified Roman camp in the rear, killing most of them. After her attendance at Lucretias party on the eve of the Vulcanalia, Iliythia obsession with gladiators reaches a new level and the target of her obsession is Varro. Ilithyia commands again. Ilithyia decides to give a gift upon Lucretia, after learning that, despite many years of marriage, Lucretia has yet to produce a child, and brings in a priestess supposedly talented in helping cure infertility. Meanwhile, Ilithyia is about to push Lucretia (who was discarding her red wig) from the ludus' balcony when her water breaks and Lucretia is forced to help Ilithyia deliver her baby. nude under a thick fur coat. "You really shouldn't have gone to the trouble, Lucretia. Ilithyia's body slave Thessela survives crucifixion and joins the rebels, but she grates with Spartacus when she is presented with the opportunity for revenge. She hates Spartacus due to him defying her hus… As she pulls out a knife to kill him, Ilithyia steps in and takes it from her, stabbing her in the chest and then slitting her throat. Meanwhile, Lucretia entertains Ilithyia, and despite Ilithyia's distaste for the food and drink (and the overall. Lucretia arrives and manages to dissuade her, by saying the potion will make her sick and cause her to bleed for days, causing her absence at the games to come into question. at of a horse, showing how lustful she can be). Spartacus comes up with a plan to ambush the Roman encampment. When she awakens, Glaber questions her for details about where she was hidden, irritating her. But the beauty of Spartacus is in eloquently and effectively laying out the motivations for those acts in intimate, dialogue-driven scenes that I’d put against anything on television in the past decade. In the second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, Lucretia was both scheming and tragic. Ashur looks to Spartacus for help but the latter agrees with this as Naevia stops and convinces Crixus to allow her to fight Ashur. She was intended to be killed along with Lucretia at the end of the first season. Seeing their loyalty, Spartacus tells Ashur that he has his answer and begins to depart. Meanwhile, Licinia speaks of how scandalous it is that she would sleep with a gladiator - and Spartacus, nonetheless - and mocks Ilithyia so much so that she falls into a rage and attacks Licinia, smashing her skull multiple times into the marble tile. Ilithyia sees them as they come in and Lucretia convinces her to purchase one. Ilithyia is married to Gaius Claudius Glaber and shares many of his deceitful traits. 22: 9 "Monsters" TJ Scott: Brent Fletcher Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifice necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Vesuvius pondering their next move. In an attempt to make her friends jealous of her newest purchase, Ilithyia comes to the ludus with three of her acquaintances, Licinia, Aemilia and Caecilia. Ilithyia fears what Lucretia could say about her and does as she asks when Lucretia wants the noblemen and -women of Rome to be invited to the ludus for Numerius' birthday party. He turns to his followers, who were left speechless after Glaber's proclamation. On the way, Lucretia reveals that she has been promised to Ashur, and both make plans to rid themselves of him. Licinia's laugh can be heard (if you listen closely) when Ilithyia dies. The surviving rebels proceed to celebrate their victory in the destruction of Glaber's legion. When Glaber arrives, Batiatus asks for his patronage, which Glaber has no interest in giving. After killing the last of Ilithyia's slaves, Lucretia cuts Ilithyia's newborn son from her womb and commits suicide by jumping off the ludus' cliff with the baby in her hands. Ilithyia seeing she slept with Spartacus not Crixus. Nemetes' dislike of Spartacus' ways of leading the rebels, foreshadows the tension to come between them in. Spartacus then engages Glaber on an evenly matched one-on-one sword fight. But when Spartacus fails to respond, Ilithyia seethes, reaches up, and breaks his nose. Unfortunately for her, the trail of blood and destruction she left behind at Batiatus' Ludus when she barricaded the inhabitants within will not be forgotten. As her father was named Albinius, Ilithyia was a member of the Roman Gens Albinia, a political dynasty descended from one of the first Tribunes of the Plebs in Rome, named Lucius Albinius Paterculus. Theokoles. He is found by Glaber who promptly smashes his head in with a large beam before rejoining the others outside, thereby destroying the one person able to dissolve their marriage. Ilithyia was the twelfth main character to be killed. —Ilithyia to Lucretia, "That is how you sate desire. If they don't overcome their hatred for one another and work as a team, he will kill them both. Ilithyia is introduced alongside her husband, Glaber, as he tries to persuade the Thracians to aid him in battle. With that, Oenomaus gets Gannicus to his feet and they simultaneously battle The Egyptian and Roman soldiers. The Egyptian meets his end at Gannicus' sword. Lucretia says they can stick together and make something work. the woman he cast aside would save his life, but she tells him that they are both monsters. This enrages Gannicus and spurs him on to break free of nearby Romans and charge at the mercenary, who he manages to overwhelm and kill by hacking his head almost in half. Death at a party! Ilithyia begins dropping hints of her intentions around Varinius, who reveals he is more than willing to marry her. She is a coquette and devious young woman underneath her more innocent appearance, individual and manipulative without aid of her husband. Spartacus urges his restless rebels to train for the defense of their new sanctuary. Spartacus decides to use her as a bargaining chip in order to get more weapons for the Rebels. Segovax has long, dark dreadlocks that fall below his shoulders. For instance, enjoying watching Varro have. At the end, Spartacus releases Ilithyia in the woods after revealing to her that Glaber had no intention of saving her. They land decisive blows on their enemies however despite their teamwork the mercenary briefly gains the upper hand with Gannicus being knocked to the ground and Oenomaus fatally wounded from a stab to the abdomen. The two rekindle their romance, making love in front of Seppia's corpse. As Glaber expected, Ashur is killed, by Naevia. Ilithyia enjoys her friendship with Lucretia, if perhaps this is only to gain entrance to the world of the gladiators. However, the writers changed their mind and extended their story to one more season. Spartacus is painted and masked in preparation to meet Licinia, but instead is paired with Ilithyia, also masked. When the gladiators revolt, Lucretia orders Ilithyia to have her guards combat the Gladiators. The battle between Glaber's forces and the Rebels in the forest rages on until glaber notices the rebels are winning and orders his forces to retreat. Spartacus is enraged and begins to choke Ilithyia, but is quickly removed by the guards. "[1] The German, however, counters by saying Spartacus led them to this and at least Mira died a warrior while the rest of them are left to die more ignobly. When Batiatus questions her, she lies to him that Ilithyia demanded Crixus in a disrespectful manner. Shortly after arriving, she is found by Lucretia, who has been presumed dead over a month. Ilithyia under a thick fur coat, with Glaber. They are even seen exchanging kisses on various occasions that are rather more intimate than those between friends. The woman's questions lead to Ilithyia finding out about Lurcretia's secret lover, Crixus. Rome shall send legions in my wake, and one day you shall fall to deserved end." Due to her father's wealth she is always seen wearing lavish dresses and extravagant jewelry, whatever is fashionable amongst the higher levels of Roman society. Spartacus:" Perhaps, yet it is not this day. Meanwhile, Lucretia and a pregnant Ilithyia travel to Mt. Lucretia takes the child - a boy - to the side of the cliff, and Ilithyia crawls after her, bleeding profusely from her slashed abdomen. On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus, the gladiator rebellion continues, striking fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. The party is the first social event Ilithyia attends after Licinia's death. Gannicus advances on the Egyptian mercenary but is thrown to the ground. These common dishes leave my stomach unsettled. Spartacus and Crixus face an undefeated giant gladiator. He is taller than average, tan, and very muscular. The Balance of the relationship changes, with Lucretia becoming the more dominant. 1. Ilithyia, shocked after it is revealed that both intended to use the scandal against her, suddenly kills Licinia. ", Spartacus:"The Roman finally learns his place before us-–on his knees. She soon returns to her schemes as she shifts her attention from her husband Glaber to Varinius, a high ranking and wealthy Roman who is also a praetor. In response, Spartacus retorts "Perhaps, yet it is not this day" and, with memories of his wife going through his head, he thrusts his sword through Glaber's mouth and down his throat. We’re serious, folks. I mean, what if they went insane all at once, clamoring for blood?! —Ilithyia, "No..." They were ultimate frenemies, but with Ilithyia, there's a fine line between friend and enemy, and that line crumbled when Lucretia tricked Ilithyia into having sex with Spartacus, instead of … Ilithyia, witnessing all this, collapses and dies from shock and a large loss of blood. Ilithyia, suspecting her rich friend's desires, also decides on a masked sexual encounter. ", Spartacus:"Let Rome send their legions. She is close friends with Lucretia, however, their lively relationship is more than meets the eye. Despite being the second episode, this feels like the show's true … Ilithyia has long, wavy blonde hair and blue eyes and is of average height. She has a talent in manipulating mostly by using her body as means to an end. They are unaware of the swap. Ilithyia then seduces the boy Numerius into having Varro, Spartacus's only friend, put to death by Spartacus. She admires their strength and ferocity in battle, after a suggestion from Lucretia, buys one of her own. elf to kill the slaves and cut the baby out of Ilithyia's womb with a knife. Vesuvius with deals for a plea bargain. As Glaber's attentions wander to the young Seppia, who shares his affections, Lucretia comes up with a plan to make it appear that the Gods are unhappy that Ilithyia is in Capua and that the Gods will it that she should be sent away. Batiatus brings out a "gift", which turns out to be Licinia's severed, rotting hand, recognizable by the rings on the fingers. Although Ilithyia looks to Varinius for help, he realizes there is nothing he can do, and he leaves her crying in a heap. Back at the Temple, Glaber is attempting to order his men to maintain their position until the rebels climb the wall and attack the romans showing no mercy to their enemies.