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Psammus was a slave from Greece who was later freed by Spartacus during the Siege of Sinuessa en Valle in 72 BC. He then fought in the rebellion against the Romans, and ultmately died in the battle at the Silarus River against Marcus Crassus in 71 BC.

Background

Psammus was born in Greece in 115 BC. His father, Almaeonis, and his mother were both killed by Roman soldiers and he was enslaved at a young age. He spent the years after that serving a dominus in Sinuessa en Valle. Psammus was later freed by Spartacus and his rebel army as they attacked Sinuessa in 72 BC.

Psammus had to say goodbye a great many of his friends when Crixus separated from Spartacus with a large number of the rebels; 30,000 of them. He would later learn that most of them had been killed by Gellius Publicola and his legions.

His first true battle was against Cornelius Lentulus and his two legions. He proved himself a quick learner, drawing out an enemy one at a time and defeated with the aid of many other rebels. Taking a few spoils of war with him including a shield and armor, he then fought with Spartacus against Publicola and Lentulus' combined forces, defeating them left and right until their legions were scattered, and 300 legionaries had been captured.

He was present when Spartacus honored Crixus' death with gladiatorial games, forcing the captured Roman prisoners to fight against each other.

During one of these confrontations the rebels were forced into on their way north towards the Alps, he saved another rebel named Belesa, and they both fell in love, on the battlefield and off.

During the final battle at the Silarus River in 71 BC, he fought bravely and took a number of Roman lives before finally being cut down by Roman soldiers.

Traits and Skills

  • Skilled combatant: Psammus had no experience in combat before he was freed by Spartacus, but he was a quick learner. He became a incredibly skilled fighter, even as skilled as a gladiator, but he was only at Castus' level in combat. Psammus was a quick learner and managed to survive many battles by the end of the war.
  • Bilingual: Other than his native tongue, Greek, Psammus was also fluent in Latin.

Personality

Psammus was a devouted man who believed in the gods, but was also a man who accepted his fate as a slave, until he was freed by the slave army. Psammus was a quick learner and became a skilled fighter during the later battles of the war.

Appearance

Psammus was tall with an average build, dark hair and a beard. He possessed many scars on his body.

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