A former body slave to Lucretia, Naevia was banished from the ludus after engaging in a love affair with Crixus. Her punishment was severe, being sent to the salt mines to endure horrific conditions and violent assaults from both Roman soldiers and other slaves. When Crixus learns of her fate, he launches a rescue against all odds. The mission is a success but their reunion is short-lived, as Crixus becomes a prisoner to the Romans. After Crixus escapes and is finally reunited with Naevia, they share a bond unlike any other. Naevia, deeply wounded from her past, asks Crixus to train her as a fighter. She uses these skills to satiate her thirst for vengeance by cleaving Ashur's head from his body. She is now a fierce warrior and fights alongside her love.
About Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Cynthia Addai-Robinson appeared in the acclaimed film Colombiana and has been seen in numerous television series, including Dirt, Flash Forward, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. She studied theater at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she performed in several New York theater productions. Born in London to a Ghanaian mother and an American father, she moved to the United States and was raised in Washington, D.C.