Drapaes was a Gladiator from Thrace who escaped from the ludus of Lentulus Batiatus along with Spartacus and the other gladiators and slaves. He later joined the slave rebellion and fought against the Roman Republic. He was the lover of Pyremea, who died in the Battle of Mount Camalatrum.


Early Life

Drapaes was sold into slavery early in his life from Thrace. After one of his previous owners found no use for him, he was sold to the mines near Capua. Through his labour work he became strong enough and was then sold to become a gladiator in the ludus of Batiatus along with Spartacus and Crixus.

Third Servile War

In the early weeks of 73 BC, Drapaes, like all of the other gladiators in Batiatus' ludus, became disillusioned with the life of a gladiator, and agreed with Spartacus that should they fight, they should fight for their freedom. Batiatus' growing violence and cruelty towards his slaves pushed Drapaes over the edge.

Traits and Skills

As a gladiator, Drapaes was a professional fighter, and lived through the entire rebellion.



Drapaes had brown hair and green eyes, like many Thracians.


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