CAPTURE THE EAGLE
The eagle – or aquila – was an important symbol to Roman military (see photo above). Carried into battle by the legion’s aquilifer, the standard consists of an eagle statue atop a long staff – and to lose it was a seriously bad omen (and often marked a bloody defeat). Roman legions have been known to search for years to recover a lost aquila. Spartacus’s slave army defeated 14 legions during the rebellion, though he was only able to collect 12 aquilas because Crassus was able to retrieve the other two. Now fans of the Starz epic have an opportunity to claim one of these coveted piece of history. VIP Fan Auctions is offering a screen-used aquila – which measures more than eight feet long – featured during War of the Damned. Don’t miss your chance to capture the Aquila – but click here first for important details about this amazing prop created for the series by the Spartacus props department.