Castus (real name unknown) was a gladiator from Gaul who escaped from the ludus of Batiatus along with Spartacus, Crixus and the other gladiators and slaves. After he and the other gladiators and slaves escaped from the ludus, he moved on to become one of Spartacus' generals.
Castus was born in an unknown Celtic land. Through unknown circumstances he joined the Roman army, but deserted. Eventually he was tracked down and enslaved, being sent to Italy where he was then sold to Lentulus Batiatus in Capua.
In 73 BC, Castus helped Spartacus begin his rebellion and became one of the rebel leaders, often acting out his and Gannicus' commands. Throughout the rebellion, he often informed Spartacus of their enemies' positions and commanders and advised him in his actions.
Traits and Skills
- Master combatant: Castus was a very skilled fighter, being trained as a gladiator. Instructed in the ways of a gladiator, Castus was a testament of true skill in battle, like the other rebel leaders. When using a sword, he uses his strength and often utilizes unarmed techniques such as punches.
- Multilingualism: Other than
Castus had a stubborn and temperamental attitude, much like Crixus and Gannicus.