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Marcus: Money is all that matters. Well, I can get money! It's easy to get money! All you have to do... is kill.

Pontius Pilate: My boy, I've heard such ideas, a long time ago. They are dreams - beautiful dreams, I know, but dreams nonetheless.

Flavius, as a Man: Was it a dream that once I knew a man who said "Love thy neighbor as thyself"?

Marcus: There never was such a man, I tell you.

Pontius Pilate: Don't lie to him, Marcus. There was such a man.

Flavius, as a Man: What happened to him?

Pontius Pilate: I crucified Him.

Marcus: He still believes in things.

Pontius Pilate: And you and I are wiser? Perhaps... What is truth?

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Pontius Pilate: I am innocent of the blood of this just man.

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Cleon, the Slave Dealer: [pandering] If you're a rich man, a few coppers wouldn't interest you.

[giving Marcus a coin]

Cleon, the Slave Dealer: This is for your work...

[he gives him a second copper]

Cleon, the Slave Dealer: ... and this is for saving my life.

Marcus: [laughing with contempt] Just about what the job is worth!

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Gaius Tanno: You remind me of an acrobat in the arena walking on a rope stretched high in the air.

Marcus: Walking on a rope?

Gaius Tanno: Yes, a rope no wider than my thumb.

Marcus: [laughing] I'm not walking on a rope.

Gaius Tanno: Oh, yes, you are. Every poor man is. You think you're balanced nicely, but only money can make you safe. Some little unexpected thing, and you're down... smashed!

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Cleon, the Slave Dealer: I don't think you should look down on me, my friend. Aren't we in the same business? We both furnish amusement for the people.

Marcus: I risk my life with the man I'm fighting. You buy and sell wretches to be slaughtered as a spectacle. I'm not proud of myself, but, by Jupiter, compared to you I'm a holy man.

Cleon, the Slave Dealer: You will never be an old one. It isn't bravery that survives; it's brains.

Marcus: Yes, it is well known that the rat lives longer than the lion, but who wants to be a rat? I wouldn't do your dirty work - not to save my life!

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Marcus: If you don't want my money, what will you give to the poor?

Flavius, as a Man: Myself.

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Prefect: What do you keep behind these locks and bolts?

Marcus: My fortune, excellency. It's a safe place.

Burbix: Would the prefect like to inspect the barbarians - the Britons who are to fight tomorrow?

Marcus: Yes.

[to the prefect]

Marcus: Captives from Agricola's campaign.

Prefect: I wonder why we Romans trouble ourselves with that wretched island? After it's conquered, what good is it?

Marcus: Don't you believe we can ever civilize the Britons?

Prefect: Those people? They'll always be barbarians. What will they ever do?

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Pontius Pilate: [carelessly, after Marcus has thanked him for a payment] What have I done/

[Suddenly stricken with guilt]

Pontius Pilate: What have I done?

Marcus: Excellency!

Pontius Pilate: Forgive me. I am not myself. Just now I have been forced to condemn a Man. Poor Man, I found no fault in Him. But I must try to keep the peace.

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