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: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
: I want to help you. Maximus
: Yes, you can help me... Forget you ever knew me, and never come back here again.
: Congratulations, you have very persuasive friends. Lucilla
: My brother's had Gracchus arrested. We daren't wait any longer. We must leave tonight. Proximo will be here t midnight and take you to the gate. Your servant, Cicero will be waiting there with horses.
: You have done all this? Lucilla
: Yes. Maximus
] You risk too much. Lucilla
: I have much to pay for.
[Maximus shakes his head
: You have nothing to pay for. You love your son, you are strong for him. Lucilla
: I am tired of being strong.(sighs) My brother hates all the world and you most of all. Maximus
: Because your father chose me. Lucilla
: No because my father loved you... and because I loved you. Maximus
: A long time ago.
[kisses her hand
] Was I very different then? Maximus
: (shakes his head, touches her face with his finger) You laughed more. Lucilla
: I have felt alone all my life, except with you. I must go. Maximus
[kisses Lucilla one last time
: Let us pretend that you are a loving daughter, and I am a good father. Lucilla
: This is a pleasant fiction, is it not?
: Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him. Gracchus
: Who will help me carry him?
[Gladiators surround Maximus to carry him out of the arena
: Please be quiet, brother! Your constant scheming gives me even more of a headache!
: What did my father want with you? Maximus
: To wish me well before I leave for home. Lucilla
: You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it. Maximus
: I never acquired your comfort with it. Lucilla
: True, but then you never had to, life is more simple for a soldier. Or do you think me heartless? Maximus
: I think you have a talent for survival.
[Lucilla tries to convince Maximus to conspire with Senator Gracchus
: This man wants what you want. Maximus
: Then have *him* kill Commodus!
: You're beautiful. Lucilla
: You're beautiful.
: [standing over body of Timonides
] What happened, gentle Greek? Did you try to tell them there were three possibilities? Did you not know there was a fourth? This!
[picks up and throws spear away
: This is the way they answer to reason and now even you must see, this is the only way to answer them. Livius
: He does not seem dead to me, I can still feel his life, hear his words. Tell me what I must do in his name.
: March the army into Rome and drown the city in blood! Lucilla
: [uncovering the Christian cross Timonides wore around his neck
] He was my father's friend and a wise man. Livius
: I shall go alone into Rome, if I do not return by sunset, let the army enter Rome.