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  • Messalina: Why did you run? I don't think you're a coward. You had no real chance of escaping, you must have known that!

    Demetrius: This is a place where men are trained to kill each other like animals!

    Messalina: And men aren't animals?

    Demetrius: No!

    Messalina: We admire a magnificent animal who fights. Why not a man who fights ?

    Demetrius: Because God did not put man on earth to destroy his own kind. Nor a woman to enjoy their agonies as they die.

  • Messalina: What is your name?

    Demetrius: Demetrius.

    Messalina: You spoke of a god, Demetrius. Which god?

    Demetrius: There is only one God.

    Claudius: He's one of "them". This is very interesting. A Christian!

    Messalina: Are you a Christian?

    Demetrius: Yes.

    Messalina: And you won't fight?

    Demetrius: No.

    Claudius: He can't my dear. It's against his religion to kill.

  • Messalina: [arrogantly] You'll never get him back. What can you offer him ? The company of slaves and beggars ? The refuse of Rome ? Poverty and self-denial ? Prayers ? Tears ? Death ? You see, I've studied your teachings, and I, Fisherman, I can give him the world. If he has to choose between us, do you think he'd hesitate for one minute ? Of course not. And that's why you hate me. I can see it in your eyes.

    Peter: What you see in my eyes is pity.

    [she tosses her goblet of wine in his face]

    Messalina: Get out !

  • Messalina: Don't you find him interesting?

    Claudius: He's a remarkable young man. He has something that Rome has lacked since the early days of the republic, something to believe in - faith. Our early conquests weakened it. My family, we Caesars killed and buried it. Strange if the memory of a dead Jew should bring it to life again. Messalina, don't hurt him. Don't destroy what he has.

  • Messalina: There's one thing about your religion that still puzzles me: why should one want to live out a dull life forever?

    Demetrius: To be a Christian these days is anything but dull.

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