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Oenomaus was a gladiator from Gaul who became a rebel leader and general for Spartacus, but died early during the rebellion. He survived the battle at Mount Vesuvius, helped to liberate the mines of Lucania and later helped take over the city of Thurii, but was gravely wounded and died during the battle.

Background

Oenomaus was born in a tribe somewhere between Gaul and Germania. He was eventually taken into slavery, most likely during a battle against the Romans, and taken to Italy, where he was sold to Lanista Quintus Lentulus Batiatus, and put into his ludus to be trained as a gladiator.

As a gladiator, Oenomaus was well respected in Batiatus' ludus, surviving multiple battles in the arena and befriending both Crixus and Spartacus.

In 73 BC, he helped Spartacus, Crixus and the other gladiators escape the ludus, fighting his way out, and leading multiple attacks in Capua, eventually making it out of the city and towards Mount Vesuvius.

Traits and Skills

Oenomaus was a incredibly skilled gladiator, having survived many battles and skirmishes against Roman soldiers and mercenaries.

Personality

While a brave and inspiring leader, Oenomaus often attacked first and thought second, which ultimately led to his death in 72 BC.

Appearance

Oenomaus was tall and stocky, with the built of a gladiator. During the rebellion, he grew a beard and grew his hair out.

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